Growing words

Growing words


A house built for heroes

it’s a small house

two bedrooms

a kitchen

outdoor lavatory

a kitchen garden

and an acre

keep a pig

grow potatoes


Black earth

I dug black earth

I dug deep black earth

except now

I lay horse shit

on top of the growing beds

through winter

and let worms do the rest.


I read poetry

in quiet times

AS Neil said play

is children’s work

growing should be

poets play too.