1 The constraints: 1) No more than
one hour. 2) No more than 20 lines.
The result ? Genius or Not.


19 July 2010

By Christodoulos Makris | 2010 July 19

Rock and salt grains. Volcanic deposits.
Blue water. Speed boats. Umbrellas
sunk into mobile sand.

We also move: slowly at first, panting.
The heat a wave drowning us in pathos.

Travel and construction:
how the landscape used to behave or be
dug out.

Nature abhors unchange.

Words like 'barbarian' or 'catastrophe'
diluted in sponsorship and fun. Envelopes marked
'invasion', 'missing persons', 'coup d'etat',
buried within repetitious items of reportage
or the core of localised talk.

Broken tongues.
Skins peach or lightbrown, dark or milkwhite.

The papers still print no news that stays news.

Language, War, Tourism, Change

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