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Shufflings in the shrubbery,
leapings on the lawn,
furtive assignations and who knows what skullduggery,
surreptitious shadow shapes, sundown to dawn.
It’s my own familiar garden but it happens out of sight:
it’s all undercover
…under cover of the night.
Nighttime was a blank space, destitute of life,
a time I’d stop the clock and quit the world.
But then I bought a...
Thursday 4th May 2023 12:02 pm
how magical to view you
your pinstripe torso and your curtain fringe mane.
posing like a statue
licking at the dawn dew
lifting your head and sniffing for rain.
horns in a corkscrew
your muzzle with a tattoo,
a sharp white horseshoe,
you master the plains.
The bush birds of Africa
are setting up a clamour.
Friday 23rd April 2021 11:11 pm