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Drains

I’m the gardener
but today I was told
to unblock the drain
in the front drive.

Rich people’s muck
certainly stinks –
meat, eggy puddings
and quilted toilet paper

creates a difficult blockage.
The cleaner’s grin
proved she didn’t envy
my overtime.

 

There are more poems out there:

The Mole and Burdock recently featured in Down in the Dirt

Butter in Jellyfish Whispers

Assessment Day, Larks and A33 Ghost in Neon

Plastic Bag in Pyrokinection

Bitter Cherry in The Lake

Dodos in The Rialto

Physio in And Other Poems

Any Occasion, Grape Juice, Neverwrong and Cuckoos in The Screech Owl

Acacia, Hedges and Oyster Shells in Nth Position

Elderflowers, The Mechanic, Spoon and Dough in Shadowtrain

Trumpet Flowers in Smoke

Jackdaw in The Rialto



chimps and typewriters

Summer Camp to appear in issue 3 of The Butcher's Dog

Starlings Highly Commended in
The Rialto/RSPB competition

Mammoths, Aldermaston and Hard Trance soon to appear in Envoi

Catering Services soon to appear in Fade

Jackdaw, Ghosts and We Laugh Without You on The Writers' Hub, Birkbeck's creative writing website

Earley, Jackdaw, The Mechanic, Wolves, We Laugh Without You, Cormorants, Ghosts and Acacia can be found in Reading Poetry