Spirit of the suburbs

A world discarded when daylight drops

Lines its edges for little feet

to patter past the locked-up lawns

Guarded by the ribs of gates,

till down a bare-bone barricade

a Broken  brick lets him slip

and in he comes to find a dish…

(a mosaic tribute filled to drink,,,)

While in the porch light blushing pink,

a second offer piles a plate,

And, as in some kind spirit’s dream

The hedgehog leaves the dish all clean.

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  1. This is delightful! At our previous house we had regular hedgehog visitors and got some great nocturnal footage on the trail camera. No stills as good as this one though!


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