Living in nowhere
out in the sticks
old hedgerows
which carry surprises
scrap metal
holed water tanks
puzzling bits of cars
an old hand plough
that I donated
to the local museum
a cheese pail
repainted now
with a new use
holding umbrellas
building a pile
and wondering
what to do with
rusty hand saws
Another winters day
my friend Pete
and I
filled a trailer
battled the ice and snow
to the scrap yard
to weigh in
piled out the
bits and pieces
from the centuries
of discard
and waited
after a long while
the little window
a hand popped out
& a deep voice
“which of you wants
The £1.50?”

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