UK | Before

10 Before

In front of my parents,
I found an empty can
that knew our kitchen.

I made clay, beat fleshy
leaves — and tried to pull
up sand-powdered dung.

Sisters warned with touch,
dared spin, played pebbles
–their games before birth.

. . . . .

Poet: Susan Powers Bourne
Source: World Poetry Advent
Process: Redact, pick and mix