The Price of Worms

A bucket full of worms
Red, some milky – fat
Carrots and parsnips
For a pint.

A cabbage or cauliflower
Runner beans, tomatoes
Onions for a stew
For a whiskey.

Fertilizer and horse shit
Seed potatoes
Felt for the shed
For a bottle.

We did well out of Stan
Would’ve helped him
Didn’t know how
The last bucket of worms

He kept for himself.