Round here
from Selected moments of machine life
© Pete Ramskill, 2018

Over the road
a woman of strange proportions
two hinged squares
languid lumbering after the dog
with her watering can
like some crazed shepherd-rain-goddess
rounding up the dripping mutt

And the neighbours
looked askance in amusement
and told me
how bastard rattlers
would find it tough round here
and end up skinned
and hung from lines
by them bastard kids
who piss in your milk bottles...