SO HOW DID WE GET TO HERE ?
WISH I’D WRITTEN THESE
All original writing
2014, 2015, 2016,
2017, 2018, 2019,
Dr Ian McLauchlin
HAVE YOU EVER SEEN
Have you ever seen a sheet on a river bed?
Or a single hair from a hammer’s head?
Has the foot of a mountain any toes?
And is there a pair of garden hose?
Does the needle ever wink its eye?
Why doesn’t the wing of a building fly?
Can you tickle the ribs of a parasol?
Or open the trunk of a tree at all?
Are the teeth of a rake ever going to bite?
Have the hands of a clock any left or right?
Can the garden plot be deep and dark?
And what is the sound of the birch’s bark?
30 october 2021