A poem about: Blackberries


Left to decompose in the hedgerows of bypass
sixty million blackberries shrivel uneaten
unwanted waste
lost to a billion plastic wrappers of lust

Decayed remnants, minature flames
to a post industrial, post modern time
Awaiting the sediment of history to seal their
Nutritious, healthy graves for future archaeology

Witnesses to Lager can seas of the aluminium era
Tropical post warming generations of berry
Long term silent screams of frustrated contradiction
Concentrated juice of roadside neglect

Only the future will ever know how countless
Generations of beautiful solutions sat in
Absolute silence as all around them looked
For the answer under their closed noses.

Si Homfray

9th September 2007