Yesterday, dressed all in black

Yesterday, dressed all in black, I ran round the Meadows in the rain, just keeping up with my pal in sunburst orange. It may have looked as if I were chasing him. The wind and my tight fitting black hat stopped me hearing what most hurriers by were saying but one couple’s words filtered through: “That ninja’s let himself go a bit, hasn’t he?”. They smiled at each other and never saw the katana.