Rented house, warm night

The bumblebees pollinate the pansies
in the hanging baskets of this throwback yard
behind my Coronation Street terraced house.
Presumably they’re oblivious
to a blackened landscape of brick and mortar
untreated fences, noisy neighbors,
grubby patios and crooked sheds.
The sky is red tonight,
shepherd’s delight
if there were any here to care.
The bees aren’t bothered either.

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