Allotment #10

A track marked

by broken branches


traverses Redhill Wood

to the pheasant farm; an access road


leads to the dismantled

Southern Line at Bishopsbourne,


home of the orchidist

and the church whose organist


slipped gently off his organ stool.

The Nail Bourne’s waterless this year,


up from its bank cubes

and cylinders cut from a fallen tree


leave a rough negative


Image: Blue cascades / flickr





Laurie Duggan

Laurie Duggan has lived in Britain for the past twelve years and is about to return to Australia. His most recent book is Selected Poems 1971–2017 (Shearsman, 2018).

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