wall (a deconstruction)

wall
defensive bank
rampart
or army
against enemy
or sea
defensive bank
rampart
army
or person

what enemy
what sea

chromed creamed painted
walls
I don’t tree
roof
I don’t sky
floor
I don’t
earth

what enemy
what sea

the walls! the walls! the walls!
the tarmac desert
distance disen-
gage Dr Phil’s I will pretend I will put
on a smile I will say
I’m alright for you* Rules
distance dis-
engage walls I don’t tree
roof I don’t sky
floor
I don’t earth

what enemy

if the walls
went away
who the hell
would we be
naked
in the naked sun

if the precious
dense
walls
went away
who the hell
would we

block block block block block
block block block block block
a thin line
again
again
again
class construction
object wall

object dirty_creature
      wet_leathered_foot
object drip drip drip
      torrent
object mist zephyr
      hurricane
object photon photon photon   beam   campaign
      forcefield   songline
      tendril_fingers
object neuron axon dendrite
object response   impulse
      pulse

function demonstrate
function symbolise
function compensate
function postulate
function demarcate
function repulse
      function defend
      function surround
      function enclose
            function protect
            function support

wall
the rock
      defending
            the ore

wall
the membrane
            embracing
            the womb

wall
the structure
            supporting
the cell
its mitochondria’s
            liquid buzz

who the hell
would we be

wall
the steep
            face
of a wave
            before it breaks

* Martha Wainwright ‘BMFA’ reference. Look it up.

What do you think?