My girlfriend and I take the tube,
to inspect our new abode. It is
inordinately far, and she gets sore feet.
When we arrive, our first impression
is that the estate is incomplete.
Boxy houses with slag-heaps
of mixed concrete. Muddy gardens
newly turfed with grass.
It all looks like a battlefield,
but it is home. We turn into a brief
cul-de-sac where the houses seem
even tinier. We are turning the front