From Autumn Opens a Door, a collection published in 2015.
Autumn Winter Brainteaser
The year turns. Evening coming earlier
for two more months and then
evening coming later
for six months. Divide these numbers
receive an answer in return for
thinking about things a little differently
November December January February
A four’s worth of long evenings
the lamp next to the sofa
the murmur of the dishwasher in the kitchen
the pen and plenty of time for crossword puzzles.
The year turns.