De-con-struct // Potroast Issue 9

(Published in Potroast - Issue 9, June 2012)


An explanation, friend, is not

A telling how or why, but

A former 2D colony,

Lost for scheme, design and strategy

That is now a body politic

With all its bones but buried.

A diagram, therefore, is not

a picture, showing, but

A letter sent to someone suffering

Where stops are small black breaths, for

Ironic font typed names

Behind dull plastic panes.

A system, then, is not

a whole comprised of separate parts, but

A shaft of growth, diseased

No budding colour at the apex

Just the start of inconvenience

A growth toward the end of ends.

A method, it follows, is not

A numbered process or procedure, but

One’s harsh demise abbreviated

By chemical conspiracies

The true end product of its excess

And networked faulty compass Norths.

So therefore,


it follows,


That context is not meaning,

can’t be

Message, sense or point,

but rather,

Lying, cheating phrases,

With manipulative tendencies,

Absolving themselves of all




(Copyright: Kirsty Dunn, 2012.)