The journey ends before it finishes

or at least where we thought it would go.


That progress means history is concrete

slowly crumbling to total ownership

(Where it says this, I don’t know)


How these shells became economy

then villages, then industry.

Funny how that works.


Now the crumbling part,

shells line the basements

crowds clamour outside 

for the concrete to fall.




Dave Barber

10 November 2008

Natural Laws