technological child

natural grain of the machine

you used to have movement, cogs, physical dynamism

now you’re so silent,

a mild hum when you’re ineffective or inefficient

you went from moving sculpture to flat painting,

but you still follow me round the room


Old laundry – market stalled

I once went to the museum,

there was defunct currency all pegged up on washing lines.

I think you know the message,

it was to show the paperness of money.