Monday 17 April 2023

Mill ennui 2000 (draft)


Mill ennui 2000

And to be again by toxic draffs

its soil burdened with arsenic & mercury 

near the access point a large white marquee underinks 

lauded codas & coiffed fingers burnt plastic 

tetches off this cloud remade again  

an image shrinks to some super-totem inverted fascia 

runs on teflon, a faintly baited linchpin

inclines burgundy bottles with regimental ties for wicks, 

the Prince of Darkness Molotov Astras

1999 moving forward a beacon to the world

into the richness of the British character. Ergo.

Creative. Compassionate. Outward looking.

a triumph of confidence over cynicism, 

boldness over blandness, 

excellence over mediocrity 

harped, cupola one withering blimp 

settled at the mouth of the peninsula, 

Britannia strays dragging over shingle 

it vanished complex tangles

what invented future means in shining leaden water. 

& you float back into Enterprise Culture

a compulsion etched onto its scrying glass spectrally,

extruded into deadlands containing within itself

the last council-operated high-rise red eyed

& everyone is left on carcinogenic marshes is volatilised 

a Chairman’s haircut congeals in Tip-EX, 

& the sun atop the dome

dances just like in the moonlight

O when that moon is big & bright 

& it’s a supernatural delight, 

when everybody is dancing in the moonlight!

Your feet do change depending 

on repertoire, holidays, workload, strength

the joints become a bit bigger over use, 

skin gets callous

but they’re doing a job 

they’re adapting to that

& O what of Molotov Astras people sized

& you go down with the building

you’re holding the bottle at its neck, 

you chuck it hard at the window, 

it shatters a pathological commitment, life is

a bursting measuring instrument to public consultations 

falling caressing regimental ties, on fire

at the base of its bottle an Index of Multiple Deprivations, 

a regional quota system breeding out Value For Money (VFM)

its hedonic pricing can be used to body-lock

'value' intangible from the placid gag, people again 

falling or to be /a particular theory of change 

or specifically 'area-based' factors

cinch cumulative, interrelated, problems 

something pure; we should pick it ourselves,

—there’s freedom in believing in the end, 

you feel yourself outside of all account. 

which might, for example, arise for worklessness 

eloping the evaluation team a root extracts 

its resource into a evidence based Inquiry

a pin, that you hold on your tongue as if 

any restrain was mannered into visible feeling 

dates back to a ramp of comradely pickerings 

bin of lilies I wriggle, at the holes 

Whitehall ƒ other regeneration practitioners ƒ academics. 

& crime, yes I do it & have done & will carry on

but have you ever been a cleaner? yes

cooly feeling in my mouth,,  a HR adviser: 

We are obviously concerned for your welfare. 

If your absence is due to ill health

we may be able to offer support

by referring you to our Occupational Health Advisor.

I would like to remind you that it is your responsibility 

to keep us updated if you are absent from work. 

As you are aware any absences over 7 days 

should be covered by a medical certificate.

We would like you to attend an investigation 

meeting with Karen Keen, Housekeeping Manager, 

to discuss your absence from work. 

The details of this meeting are:

Date: Thursday 17th August 2017 Time: 14:00

Location: Catering Meeting Room, Tanglewood

to do a cutesy call in reference to your wellbeing 

by pulling together  data from a common and consistent baseline

collated at the heart what means-testing peaks deprived

within each to create more 

the more of which is difficult 

defining a private world, 

a private cause you are entitled to bring conspiracy

at the end but the end, we must remember, 

doesn’t last long enough. 

Final Reports assesses  A fealty tsk VFM, bucks

but there is one obvious problem with this type of data: 

the complexities of people moving into, and out of, these

indices waivering molotovs like an impacted wing mirror 

with social relations, vertical trust, and the SF36 

mental health index  against 'closing the gaps' with other areas 

& 'feeling part the 'feeling part is one obvious problem 

a moderate sky derived from nowhere

hurning over its winds but it feeds

to benchmark change in 

project managers and beneficiaries

has been really 'grossed up' outcomes and realistic 

plausibles fall into throngs of orderlies 

'hard' indicators of change

change said again but differently, 

to the Final Report Volume 5 (chapter 2) 

worth flagging up that, 

Sorry is the hardest word 

but you learn from your mistakes remember 

secondary, data, covering

relatively small, deprived or eaten up parts of you 

devalued or sunk into

the architecture of moonlit colonnades, 

the custodial moonlit amphitheaters, the moonlit

night-club interiors as disinterred by Edwin Lutyens 

on old drugs & re-thought as a underground bungalow 

& exit into anti-ligature moonlit prisons 

with calico print on the walls

elbows in the topiary garden dancing

Low Income Data indicator shifting your balance

a low octane hallucination gets pulled 

from the toxic soil to be put in an airgun 

& shot out at the menagerie rotating 

in the middle of the three story high complex 

nobody is left, but plastic-clad buildings 

shaped like a Rubik’s Cube on the stated aims of the 

TMO & Client aspirations

endorsed subcommittees cantilevered platforms 

narrowed to scalloped edges 

yellow spikes from heaven drop like arrows 

the logarithmic scales break paternally. 

There is no door but a sort of oval flap, 

a opening tripped into flashes of 

your behavioural map, 

sunk its token bent out of shape 

but allowed to pass down a long sequences of spaces 

eventually hitting the Vent-Axia 

& crumpling into the arm of a giant figure 

that was a zone based on the human body, 

this zone then divided 

into four parts by a dual carriageway 

and a waterway, contains pre-war, 

low-rise council housing 

and relatively few commercial or other facilities.

& what appears to be blood with visible blood cells 

pumped around the floor & walls.

 Shimmering lenticular titles, to be felt to be

standing at the height of the Stature of Liberty. 

An interactive scanner that would appear to find parasites 

on the volunteers body & multiply them. 

Large scale hair covering the ceiling,

parasites moving through the hair, 

a lung your smiling 

doing a Tommy Cooper routine at Live from... 

The curving plasterboard wall is indented 

with crosses each one carrying a TV screen in its centre

& then more, gently scouring the corners 

 ‘the blessing of Tony Blair’ appears

behind burnt public sector workers a private door 

& the best picnics on Agars Plough, 

how can you forget massive gazebos 

Moët out the proverbial bucket! 

subsequent decades 

in variant forms across demographic indicators 

the city including the redevelopment of a fetish; 

its buried strata of contamination 

representing another kind of heat

 a zone within a zone; a cylinder of How Shall I live?, night rain 

a series of barriers & check-points broken to light

its infinitely distant far ended luminous watch-dials, 

, strategically. Buried in cesspits on the site to be opened 

some point in the nearing future  in some unspecified field as its centre. 

Or else facing a rapidly violent descent

into the realms of anonymity, no forgotten people

in an undercroft its nuclear light singeing 

madness, or early death geo-coded.

Scatter diagrams are used 

to new entrepreneurial micro-billeted polymers 

now counts as a skin, as a face its complex gyration

 a private equity firm in brownfields. A proxy rank 

the cashflows to a cowabunga pipeline 

pushing ever upwards into a toxic pyramid, 

from the apportioning process & then added back

with arsenic & mercury there are perks in 

chains of lead you can feel it.