the dandelions and daisies are full of free colour
but the council will come along and kill them with mowers
otherside of the brook, deeper than me
are many kinds of hidey-hole to where
the wildlife can flee.
voles and moles,
kingfishers and mice
often if i’m lucky i can witness their life.
a paw print or feather
or vole underwater
living lives on the edge
as if they know it’s shorter