Old works breakdown

Poppy heads become skeletal sculptures

scoured of their skin by chitinous ribbons

New forms assemble

Briefly preserved in niches of absent stone

Dry yellows bake and patterns fall apart

Stems without support

A community of spaces among the ageing and senesced.

Apples swell and colour yellow and red

Some fall


2nd August

A window of summer

welcomes Romneya yokes floating on paper white parasols.

Lobelia laxiflora crackle beside the simmering path

bordered by strong blue Agapanthus

And Fennel heads tier yellow

high speckled clusters hovering with hoverflies