“Wired Barbs” by Andrew Carter

2 Comments

Wired Barbs

 

A farmer exhales

warmed, wintry breath –

sights his twisted defence

 

Snowy River drifts

drift in against single-

strand wire, letting it in

 

Sunlight melts frost

on topmost wires

taut once, now – awry

 

Like the farmer’s frame

once tight, so straight,

today – it is maligned

 

Rusty, frosty memories

surface with pain –

undone by morning sun

 

Crops, stock – surrounded;

fenced by furnace-forged steel

now – long gone cold

 

Too old to play God

with beast, or crop

Too young to give in.

 

 

2 thoughts on ““Wired Barbs” by Andrew Carter

  1. Hi Louise, thank you – and my apologies for this late reply. I didn’t notice your comment until just now. It was a bit of a deep and meaningful one loosely based on self. Please keep sending your poems in. There’s a pretty good crew of poets posting to this site. It’s great reading all these other poets posts.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s