It’s been one of those days when I got to the end and thought what have I been doing today?
Clearing out some of those cupboards, boxes – you know the sort of thing, I discovered some old pictures and a bundle of wallpaper swatches the kids had used for projects at school. I’m a bit of a squirrel if I think something might be useful and won’t throw it away.
I’ve been recycling for years – long before it was politically correct but there’s something quite enjoyable about paper, scissors and some glue. A trip back to when I used to help out at school or even into my own childhood when computers were a twinkle in some scientist’s eye. There I’ve almost given my age away! I’d be lying if I said I find all this technology easy but I am learning, that like a lot of things, the more you keep trying, the easier it gets and from out of nowhere came this.
It was just a wallpaper garden
conceived in an afternoon with
remnants pasted together,
given shape and a place to belong.
With no need for weeding or feeding
the plants can do their own thing,
sending roots deep into memory
till faded by the sun.