In four homemade hummus lines
I can tell a half bowl of you
about leftover Friday rice.
In at five, the rather wrinkled mushrooms
tell their brown paper, we're from Zoe.
In four lines broccoli,
I, a courgette, can three carrots tell,
tell vacuum-packed beetroot
about yellowing curly kale on the lower shelf.
In a well-ripened four, mango lines,
four in four egg lines
can tomato concentrate.
I, a broached tell should
a carton of soya milk, you, pour
another four lines in coconut water.
I, an unopened packet of supermarket,
tell coffee opened
you – Italian, Arabica blend –
about two purple bands elastic.
I as bands hold can and
tell the packet, you, as braces
spanning in the green design,
tightly I sealed can in.
In its elongated you-tupperware
about shelf top, left
in four far lines I can tell
in you days without lines
and lines without tell
with leftovers about lines uneaten
An undertaking that combines 'fridge contents with the thought noodle -
"In four lines
I can tell you
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Author of over 300 poems, also books, essays and short stories. Published in the Johannesburg Review of Books, Carapace and Type/Cast. BeadedQuill's titles are for sale via Blurb.co.uk
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