The Garage

Published on WRITE ON Magazine Issue 51, Summer 2018/ 2019

Fiction, Young Writer, Poetry, Suitable for Young Readers
Dyslexia Font
Georgia Daniell

Dec 19   ●  1 min read   ●  WRITE ON Magazine

Feijoas roll down the roof
to be pecked by the birds
startling the rats
which scurry above.
A grimy workbench
dusty with tools
next to a soggy, wet lead
chewed through by sharp teeth
and soaked with mud.
On a wine rack, stacks
of colourful weights
wait with the skipping ropes
in tangled heaps.
The kayaks shadow
over the skis
waxed up and ironed
but nowhere near clean.
The rafts are in stacks
with coolers and rugs
and an icon which smiles
as if it’s on drugs.
The freezer vibrates
in tune to the car
left charging overnight.