dVerse Quadrille

Written for dVerse – a 44 word poem including the word “bell”

Carpark Song

At carpark’s end
a dumping ground:
booster-seats, crushed lipstick,
sunscreen tubes
and the intimate ugliness
of mattress stains.  
A hurricane fence 
segregates the oval
where looming weeds 
exercise in green.
And yet, nearby
flagpoles chime rhythmically
reminding me of bellbirds 
down childhood’s wild creek

10 thoughts on “dVerse Quadrille

  1. I have those kind of goal posts over the road here. It gets very windy here so they tend to sound deranged – I like that you can hear them as bellbirds. As for the rubbish – people can be so thoughtless sometimes!

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    1. Yes litter really irks me. But I’d the dumps didn’t charge for dumping (perhaps if that was part of our taxes or rates or sonething) perhaps people wouldn’t feel the need to dump elsewhere for free.


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