From the far back hill
you could see clegs on cow's tails
in different counties.
Slemish , Carn and Gallon.-These
majestic mountains standing guard
for the empty iron cartwheel rusting
so long ago in low sloe filled hedgerow.
The young explorers drag pull it and
give it a spin. it starts to wobble in dips and flips
and it falls like a huge ring.
Then it happened.
The rim was lifted and held vertical-
now pushed down the steep hillside.
-Glinted in the sunlight and it began
hopping over field hedges and ditches
Over the ivy tree and hay stack.
grazing cattle scattered.
Insects hid under rocks and birds screamed aloud.
and it headed towards the road and house.
Now terrified of the danger-
We were glad the Golden chariot wheel
missed Paddy Mooney's front window as it
carved in to the hay bales in the front stable
Coming to rest.