July 3, 2013

Queen of Her Borders by Michael Holme


With white blossom
and Amazonian green leaves,
no one would believe
her health,
planted in a plastic tub
on a concrete lawn.

She’s a dwarfed tree
unable to grow,
miraculously
ripening apples
year upon year.

At fifty pounds
she was a garden centre must.
I’ve nurtured the soil
with food.

Placed mid-garden
behind a tall wall,
she’s never had scrumpers,
just nature’s winged mouths.




Michael Holme is a two times science graduate who took to writing in 2000. He has been published many times both online and in the Christian journal 'Time of singing.' He lives with his dog Lucy in Manchester, UK. He'd love a Lotus Europa.

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