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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