…was built on downland beside the golf course
and below detached houses in their own grounds
to house Italians from North Africa
and then, post war, Germans for ‘re-education’,
and, finally, before demolition in
the late ‘50s, homeless British families.
A kestrel hovers above the cow parsley.
It stoops, as always unexpectedly,
then rises with a field mouse in its talons
and flies to an oak tree to feed and rest.
In the distance are the towers of Woking