The Hub of It

Our basement hosts
an eclectic entrepreneurial underworld:
car parks to coaching
accountancy to adventure holidays
property to preservation of whale sharks.

Spokes in a revolving community
huddle, like the red Bellis heads
smiling through the glass courtyard walls.

Free from the corporate power crush,
comrade laughter of office one
cracks the studious silence in office two.

A kaleidoscope of kitchen conversation
fed by the comforting aroma of toast and filter coffee.

Sometimes it takes years of working ‘at home’
forging an identity, before
we are ready to take our place.

An individual spoke centred and grounded
in the bigger wheel.

Juliette Lee –