Poems

80 sq yds per gallon

23 August 2014

9:00 AM

23 August 2014

9:00 AM

Nothing brings him to the door
quite as surely
as Silexine Watertight,
the complete waterproofer.
One Imperial Quart.

Opened this morning
to seal a stump,
it scents my hands
beyond washing.


No warning on the tin,
no list of toxins,
just a metal lid
scummed with rust.
Eleven and thruppence.

My father walks into his garage
and puts it away
on the back of the bench,
next to the spare.

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