19 May – Store-cupboard scents

The garden is stacked with store-cupboard scents
as even though Blackcurrant isn’t fruiting yet,
its leaves give off hints of thick sticky jam
that titillate the taste-buds with breakfast-aping scams
while bluebells broadcast honey on offer in thin air
with a rich, round sweetness from the foliage over there.
I’m heading in, defeated, to make a slice of toast –
and spread it sinfully thick with the flavours I love most.