Tuesday, 10 May 2011


How long must one lie
In a hammock?
Before they get
And leave
How long can one lie
In a hammock?
Why the answer's

This poem addresses a very serious flaw - or perhaps unavoidable trait - of the human race: the act of lying. Assuming the 'hammock' is symbolic of how, as humans, we use lying as a safety mechanism to protect us from a fall; whether it be from power, favour, of  any other human virtue. The use of the lexis 'indefinitely' demonstartes the concept that humankind cannot detach itself from the act of lying, whilst the ellipses are packed with uncertainty for the future which will prevail from this deadly flaw. Perhaps the author was inspired to write this whilst sitting in a hammock? Certainly not.

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