19 June – Vole island

If strength is in numbers,
today I learned
Britain doesn’t belong to us,
but to the tiny field voles
who live beneath the grass.
Many millions of mini mammals,
an army of blackberry hunters,
mining underground networks,
predating kings and conquerors.
I wonder what they make of us
giant ground shakers above?
I wonder if Victorious Voletannia
is our island’s true nation state?