Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Nessie ?

photo: Houghton Regis chalk pit

Houghton has its
rising from the water
like the lady of the lake
without a sword in hand.

Not a yeti or big-foot,
no Nessie this:
the pneumatic ascension
of discarded tyre.

No romantic lure
for the easily entrapped
encamped on the bank
with their sonar
and telescopes.

No prehistoric megalith,
no post apocalyptic mutation
nor testament to the vagaries of nature.
Merely the entrapment of air
in its vulcanised shell.

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