10 November 2015

Eye Of The Cactus


The cactus eradication plan took a giant 
step these past two days - gambled a bit 
on the weather, Tuesday’s cloudy cool is 
rain by 10 am, but with 95% of the patch 
slashed submissively that’s no drama; in 
need of a rest & some unneedled space 
to feel comfortable in anyway - so we’re 
hugely relieved the end’s almost in sight 

The cacti mightn’t agree - and there’s a 
lot of them yet to betray their presence, 
tubers you can’t see lurk beneath a soil 
that appears pristine; - it’ll be two years 
before we’d sensibly dance a jig in this 
dour patch for its freedom of delight
© 18 March 2015, I. D. Carswell