Richard Barrett

Office 4

non-verbal threads strung between
our connections of lip-curl and spectacle adjustment
exclusivity awareness the commonly overlooked
circumscribes us and
the secret language rebuilding
Salford in a second all others remained
stationary //not solid to touch
palimpsest analogy with earliest known marks
:public discourse of
weekend enquiries and workplace assistance
talk as disguise unnecessary archaeology
to uncover meaning
not without weight nor worth dismissal
renaissance dream of learning leaning progression
just a pause on the way propagated to pretend
against any movement at all //
I see your holiday photos next year
we might be there together

Richard Barrett © 2008