A ton of bricks

It almost hit me
like a ton of bricks
this pallet of,

as it turns out
it was by admission
a ton of bricks

the driver of
the forklift truck
swore, and apologised

for dropping it so close
saying don’t worry
it’s only a ton of bricks

which is how I came
to know the weight
of the pallet

I was in Focus
or B and Q
buying

flower bed boarders
and amusingly
chose

the processed stumps
of trees, which grow
for free in the wild

held together by wire
I planted them
back into the ground

where they will never grow
a fact which almost hits me
like a ton of bricks

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