I don’t know if this is a thing, but I thought it would be interesting to see what I got if I made a poem from the words seen on a morning walk. I took photos, not of every word – I deliberately left out proper names and words on number plates. I didn’t include here every word I snapped in the resulting poem – that is to say, this is a curated list. But the words here are strictly in order of my meeting them.
The walk to King Street, Newtown School Zone _______ROKES Caution: Vehicles reversing _______Sneak Single day bed mattress in good condition _______PRISMO SKU ACAB FTP _____e _____a _____r _____s WARNING: Automatic Moving Device. ___Do not extend ___limbs or objects ___through or between ___spaces in this ___door or gate To report faulty sign operation please phone _______TEEGEE Destroy the patriarchy not the planet Eating animals is bad karma _______ASPIRE Energy _______One man's trash Comingled recycling We'll avenge all our imprisoned siblings Save our coral reef _______Homeys Main switchboard & electrical meters located within All power to the people Live free _______Crisp Have hope Fin
About line 6: I know that ACAB stands for ‘All Cops are Bastards’ and FTP stands for ‘Fight the Power’. If you know what PRISMO and SKU stand for, feel free to enlighten me in the comments.
About line 24: That’s the actual spelling on the skip, not a transcription error on my part.