• Vol. 05
  • Chapter 01

House Clearance

the cupboard dredge
the winnowed drawers
the rout of boxes
the ransacked attic
oh! the harvest of poverty
patina of skin and sausage-spit
grey dust-flock of neglect

the sift of cheap china
the prospect of pockets
the unearthed whatnots
the sad, marred leavings
oh! as surefire as metaphor
the one good piece holed up
trussed in yellowed sellotape