Wednesday, 30 January 2013
Now, what I like about my broad Estuary is this:
she doesn't encourage me to be petty.
She has never offered me two for one
not even three for two,
not five per cent cashback on all my purchases
nor a thousand points.
She has not yet competed with my home insurer
nor offered me a good deal on my balance transfer.
She would never invite me to fill in questionnaires
or compare prices.
She does not expect me to eat five a day
nor to drink units of alcohol.
She leaves politics to the barnacles
and the economy to the sandhoppers.
She doesn't godbother me.
She neither asks me to make funeral plans
nor to consider my nearest and dearest when I am gone.
She lies here tonight, essential, in all her beauty.
Under a lover's moon she casts her ancient spell.
What she has to tell
Is worth the listening.