"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

An Alternative Construction

The plot of land which stands opposite mine was once a refuge for wild plants and animals.

It has been sold to developers.

A vast blue curtain now hangs in front of my gates.

From within, hammers, shovels and pickaxes practise daily overtures.



Unused sets and props wait in the wings.


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2 responses

  1. Your own outdoor theater … up close and personal. Hopefully the performances will be worthy of their audience.

    December 2, 2010 at 1:27 am

  2. Pingback: Under Construction « Neither Use Nor Ornament

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