|The waste ground behind the new builds
is being colonised, stealthily. Last week
a patch of clay dug over, then some posts
and string fenced off the neatest, shortest
drills imaginable, only enough potatoes
to feed one person for a matter of days.
Next an equally tiny plot for peas, beans
or lettuce, again a sparrow’s appetite.
Yesterday, a lean-to of mismatched planks
appeared. This morning a cock crew,
lonely, mournful, no hens yet.
The ground is between developments;
|Bio & Link|
|Linda McKenna’s debut collection, ‘In the Museum of Misremembered Things’ was published by Doire Press in March 2020. She lives in Downpatrick. She won the Seamus Heamey Award for New Writing in 2018.|