• Vol. 09
  • Chapter 07
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Detritus delights

A sense of belonging,
Retreat, refresh, flourish, tend,
Create and nurture,
In an allotted space.

A hotchpotch of shanty shacks,
Bonfires, broken barricades,
Nets and polythene flap.

Drawn together
Borders drawn,
Sew rows, weed and water,
Nurture decay,
Both the rooted and the rooted sell well.

A glut of leeks, a lack of plums,
A pot of potatoes, a spate of asparagus,
Gifted, shared,
Preserved, prepared,
Swallowed with pride.