Foliage  Maud Webster


Maud Webster

leafy green pokes itself from the piss-patched slabs
rest their fertile fuzz upon the sidewalk
emerald anarchists reclaiming order

if i lay
perch my palms under the fierce foliage
would it clutch my little fingers
and hold on forever?

‘Foliage’ was a winning poem in the 2019 Newcastle Young People’s Poetry Competition.