Digging

Living in nowhere

out in the sticks

replanting

laying

old hedgerows

which carry surprises

scrap metal

holed water tanks

puzzling bits of cars

bedsteads

motorcycles

an old hand plough

that I donated

to the local museum

a cheese pail

repainted now

with a new use

holding umbrellas

building a pile

and wondering

what to do with

rusty hand saws

buckets?

Another winters day

my friend Pete

and I

filled a trailer

battled the ice and snow

to the scrap yard

to weigh in

piled out the

bits and pieces

from the centuries

of discard

and waited

after a long while

the little window

opened

a hand popped out

& a deep voice

rumbled

“which of you wants

the 1.50?”

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