SINK AND THE GREAT HOUSE
‘My poor hands, red and rough,’
this is what Sink hears as the greasy-spiky water
scullery maid scrubs with gentle precision
porcelain plates, cups, saucers, jugs …
On freezing five o’clock mornings
Sink feels scullery maid’s hands un-stiffen.
Sad, her pretty hands
But she is smiling,
As the greasy-spiky water sloshes.
by Maureen Weldon ( North Wales)
Crannog, #41, Spring 2016