on occasion

making a mole hill soil ball, baggy point 281114

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on occasion

i come upon

in my perambulations

the hill of a mole

a breathing space for some subterranean excavation

tunneling her way

through rich rooted firmament

 .

and on meeting such a mound

it is my inclination

to reach down

from my lofty perspective

to bury my soft suburban hands

in this sifted sorted moist soil

and to draw out a handful

 .

i form a ball

and place it thereabouts

acknowledgement of our underground companions

symbol of my connection

with what lies beneath my feet

above your head

that supports this miraculous life we do enjoy

making a mole hill soil ball, baggy point (photograph © francesca owen 2014)making a mole hill soil ball, baggy point (photograph © francesca owen 2014)

mole hill soil ball 1, baggy point (photograph © francesca owen 2014)mole hill soil ball 1, baggy point (photograph © francesca owen 2014)

mole hill soil ball 2, baggy point (photograph © francesca owen 2014)mole hill soil ball 2, baggy point (photograph © francesca owen 2014)

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© P Ward 2014

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