OK, it’s not good grammar, but the book is Signs and it is available now!

A coughing, spluttering fit.
A nervous, high laugh.
Sign of spring – bird song;
sign of winter – long scarf
wrapped around the throat.
A sharp frost, a dull pain;
there are signs of life in me,
signs of death too, age
creeps up, as winter does
then leaves, as life should do
by transition, not by this sudden
snatch of death, the soul away
the body cold, the crocus old;
end of the short, short day.

Signs (68pp, ISBN 978-1-84549-178-9), price £6.99 (US $12.95) is available online from arima publishing, Amazon, or download an order form