in South Wales,
than on even the shortest walk among hills?
watch a small shower move along
specifically over selected patches,
when frosted or snowed over.
to a dismal black and grey.
as the warming progress of the day
there's the cosiness of the houses
strung along the steep banks,
you are either on the sunny,
or shady side of the valley.
living in the narrow valley bottom
slithering ignominiously backwards
on the drifts of gravel
washed down over the road surface
by the rain.
as I drive the narrow twists and turns,
expecting one of my compatriots