Lust to rust: is it a sign?

 

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Is it a portent, a glimpse of the future  where the ubiquitous mall/consumer-outoftown-outlet is no more. Gone. No more shops. For here we have a ‘fossilized’ supermarket trolley, aka shopping cart, its erstwhile frame decomposed in a muddy creek beside a Strood retail park. These sorry remains were caught in a happenstance moment – after shopping of course – and just as the tidal River Medway was on the ebb. Poor old trolley. No more two-for-one thrill; no more down-the-aisles rush to load up the sugar-laden cargo. And so, ex-trolley, may Mammon bless your squeaky, little wheels – now sadly dissolved in Kentish coastal effluent…

copyright 2014 Tish Farrell

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20 thoughts on “Lust to rust: is it a sign?

  1. Love it Tish – you should write more poetry. This wonderful prose with its rich vocabulary, stanzaed (new verb?), would make a great poem.

  2. What an image of decay – the way you have processed the photo makes it look positively toxic – the last line of your writing adds a chilling footnote to the image.

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