Friday, 13 November 2015


Autumn’s late. In the garden,
you're pointing out black-eyed Susans –
we’ve been here before.

Flowers breathe. The old man,
my father, pruned chrysanthemums,
stuck them in a bucket.

At the end of our drive,
commuters passed, looked twice,
left 50p for a bunch.

The ash trees have gone
(I’ve seen that now online).
Where we lived

between the stern
coordinates of ornamental firs
there’s off-road parking.

Against the wall
of our neighbour’s garden,
the black-eyed Susans flare.

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