Postcards from Malthusia DAY SEVENTY-FOUR: Cath Campbell

Herd Immunity

 

Rewilded, nature covers half-fall brick walls.

Dig deep. There may even be an older village,

other bones. 

 

The council breezed through last night. 

 

This morning, small critters; moles, 

hedgehogs, field mice, lay side by side 

on dead-weed paths, exposed. 

 

Those who live, says the woman on the phone,

will be tougher the next time round,

although, assuredly, we only use animal safe products here.

 

 

Cath Campbell, a retired probation officer who lives in Northumberland, regards her poems as dystopian/political, and has been published in a number of magazines and anthologies including Poetry 24, The Writers Cafe magazine, Prole, Obsessed with Pipework, Erbacce and #Me Too; A Womans Poetry Anthology.

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