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"mothers", lino-cut on somerset paper,
image size 29 X 21 cm, edition of 12.
Inspired by a poem by Nicola Field, "steam control"
All over the car park
In front of the flats
A pitbull terrier
Spits foam, disembowels
An old yellow sofa.
His owner's a man, standing by,
People have chucked mattresses, orange peel,
Bits of bike and a burnt-out Fiesta,
Over the wall,
To where the foxes lick their cubs.
The council has put repairs on hold
Pending the Regeneration.
But still, (and of course,
I wouldn't say this to anyone other than you),
Didn't their mothers teach them anything?