We drive past a cottage in the country
with its quaint decorative bricks
coloured and weathered by age.
The east wall overlooks an overgrown field
with three huge windows hung with old curtains
hiding a burning oil lamp.
This small cottage is two centuries old
and everyone has lived here
from old Victorian families to a modern eighties writer.
Here, within the walls now live a pair of hippies
who indulge themselves in sex, drugs and music.
Carrying on a tradition of this cottage
making it live its life just as its inhabitants do.