Midsummer Verges

Content in our garden’s leafy shade, I think back to weedy margins on a distant council estate, full of dandelions and significance, between pan-hot pavement and simmering black tar, a strip of withered grass, litter-strewn and dotted with dog mess, where bike wheels used to spin, click, tick; children clutched coins in sweaty hands at […]

Midsummer Madness

  My response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Wordle #115 “June 27th, 2016”   The familiar traveller Occupied a corner In the shadow of the ancient stones And watched the midsummer madness: The casting of bones, Tiresome debauchery And the drinking Of sediments of cheap wine. Smashing the defaced phallus, The rakefire took his leave And set off […]