Monday, September 27, 2010


10. a poem about a place
      that has changed considerably
      over time(construction, destruction,
      renovation, disrepair etc)

The New Freeway

Compulsory acquisition
buried hundreds of apple trees
cut through millions of years
of rock and sea bed
and entertained us
with the sight of earth-movers
rising above it all.
Ancient marsh and old farmland
now married to prefabricated
suburbia, we acquire choice -
to follow old contours
or travel the new, this virtual
high way made real.

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