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What came first: the gate or the door? To stand and to wait at a door or a gate is the perfect expression of humanity’s progression: closing and enclosing things fencing things and rowing things or even to take offence at what is without or within this gate or that door.
A silent ceiling of green, the canopy curves over the head of the hunched figure hurrying below. Feet rustle over leaves with careful tread as darkness gathers at the edges and creeps inwards. He licks his lips, a nervous twitching at the corner of his eye as he turns his head from side to side […]
Small amount of background: I wrote this on the tram early on a Saturday morning, disgruntled at being roused from bed at the weekend for the teacher training course I’m currently on in Germany. When I wake up I turn the alarm off Envious of my friends out late I ingest a coffee, Toast, Enter […]
A lonely despot sits at a long, long table looking at his hands lined with age and the lives that he’s taken. The camera turns and he fills the frame his closest generals and advisors a few metres away. Delusions of empire but what can be done? He sits atop the ivory tower of his […]
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