Flood Pains in Uckfield

“It was reported pigs
were moved to safety”
as Olives Meadow [&
lowly places] readied
river defences …/

Insurance Matters

Here – almost – an immolated whale
found bare – beached and dry

She is still – no stuttering breaths
of engine or pumps – cold dead …/


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I tripped on a snake
coiled into the form
of fixed turns …/

The Impatient Plant

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The Himalayan Balsam’s scent
clogs – a laundry swill of smells –

lingering – invasive – out-of-place –
underlining the call to action …/

Above the Weir

The kayak wobbled
on the tamed river
as we paddled –
but out of time …/