Friday, November 09, 2007

Lay This Burden Down

The Autumn sun is weak,
but on my face nonetheless.
In Christ Church Garden
volunteers are sweeping the leaves,
binning cans,
and tidying the beds.
‘Look at this,’
a boiler suited woman says
as she leans on her broom
and reaches down
and lifts a syringe.
‘No matter
how many
they scatter here,
they never grow.’

Tim Wells

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