Thursday, 8 February 2018

8th February 2018

shitting on the snowdrops
unruly sky

© Rachel Green 2018

Goatherd's pie
becomes a synonym
for slow starvation.
Unlike its cousin shepherd's pie
(made with meat)
or cottage pie (beef)
a goatherd cannot afford to kill his goats
subsisting on a diet
of natural bounty.
Eggs, mushrooms, berries...
and, on the side of the A38,
a day-old roadkill deer,
slightly rotted.

© Rachel Green 2018

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