The Why?s Man
"My art is place specific and people specific." George Wyllie
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IT DOESN'T ADD UP
If inches were like money
and changed a bit each day
we wouldn't find it funny
when measuring let's say
a coat, a carpet, piece of wood
or anything else you'd care to name
to find the inch had changed a bit
from mensurial pressure brought on it.
If inches were to fluctuate
I would speculate
(like those with money do)
- that chaos would ensue.
(For EEC use, 'metres' may be substituted for 'inches')
As with his play about money and banks and attitudes to them, Wyllie questions the whole idea of financial speculation in this poem.
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