I switch off the electric heater
And the room is bathed in silence.
Sitting quietly and still,
The noises of cars and dog walking
Flow up from outside
Through the window which shows me
Blue sky through the clouds
Of this cold winter's day.
Babe is off to nursery,
Wife is off running,
And I have the house to myself.
My body relaxes and my mind unfurls,
Lazily stretching in those precious moments
Where the world pauses
Before the work day begins.
---Originally published on my Write.as blog