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Bits and bobs about my life in my lovely home, Thatchwick Cottage, Pretoria, South Africa.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017


Prompted by impulse
I enter the back garden

A frog drifts
On water
Dyed chemical blue

I grab the scoop
Angle the basket beneath
The pale belly, the outstretched limbs

Forklifted to safety
On loose loam
Among the ferns
He crouches
A cobblestone
Tarnished bronze, black and green

Thrice I return
To find him motionless
Thrice I apologise
For the crass treachery
Which mars his kingdom
A fourth time -
He is gone

I marvel at the nudge
Which sent me
Mid-task, mid-afternoon
To rescue

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