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An eco poem about... verge-side vultures (aka picking up homewares from the side of the road)



You’ve seen me round your streets before

Circling overhead

I’m a vulture that likes to scavenge things

So bring me all your dead.


Wings outstretched I swoop on by

All scruffy and beady eyed.

But I’m not actually a bird

Just a vulture of the verge-side


Nothing makes me happier

Than that special time of year

When the councils asks the residents

To chuck unwanted gear.


I rub my claws together

My creativity starts to bubble

All I see are craft ideas

Hidden in the rubble!


My husband sees me swooping in

He frowns and doth protest

“Please don’t fill the bloody shed

With another damn project!”