i thought it was tarmacadam as did the passer by

who remarked upon it.

it is not mine, it is the neighbour’s


i know now it is ashphalt

a stronger surface allegedly. the former surace cracked

in danger of breaking up like mine which i prefer.

more country

where flowers seed.

i know that pitch comes from a lake in trinidad

and i like the words bitumen and tar.

i like the aroma and stickiness to poke with sticks

set now