There’s a Tesco trolley
half buried on the beach
combing I was for Ideas
hoping that they’d wash up at my feet
like Flotsam
Fool! fancy looking down there.

I could have hoped that the salty supermarket
had trundled up a basket
spilling at my feet

It did, but it was rusty
and only full of stones.

– The 1st September, 1981

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