augury doggerel

Monday, November 04, 2002


Squeaky-toy crows in each tree this crisp morning, trying to distract, but look down: on the neat football pitch, a row of fresh dark hills on frosty grass. A mole (Talpa europaea, "Spade-like forelimbs. Pink fleshy snout.") has been hunting worms. It looks as if our friend was burrowing for the goal posts´┐Żand a mole wears lovely pink gloves for the job´┐Żbut a mole might play both sides. The real game is underground and won by degrees.


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