Micro-Colonial-Drift / Growth-Area (via the Scenic-Route)

Freshly sprung up, polite and welcome interruptions to weary, deceased and crumbling, fag ash and xerox grey, dustbowl and wreckage inland wastescapes; many a silver flecked, lapis lazuli amethyst sapphire cobalt Delft chinaware blue ocean, sparkles dazzlingly, despite secret hiding (complete with full working order, hot and cold running salination, waves, current and tide supply). Hence, inland ocean. Differing to usual seas, not solely in scale or habitat, every inland ocean being nebulous, amoebic -and of no fixed abode. Bulging from each inland ocean, swell verdant emerald olive moss mint lime green acorn clumps, secured to rust textured fawn brown island foundations -and light ochre shore surrounds. Therefore, acorn island. Unlike typical, larger earthmasses, any acorn island will auto assemble, dismantle, intersperse, navigate -and anchor roots. Whether feral inland ocean lidos and mutant acorn island crops are only a recent discovery or actual evolution or stray migrant or captivity escapee or naturalised exodus or abandoned fly tipping or deliberate introduction or even invention, still remains unknown. As for geography, climate and eco-systems: inland ocean harsh arctic polar snow-storm sleet hail blizzard frost ice hazard conditions and skating / hockey rink -protect exotic coral reefs; whereas acorn island desert terrain's tropical rainforest jungles -lead to towering alpine peak ski slopes. And zoology? Irrigatory inland ocean reservoirs and botanical park acorn island plantations provide Noah's ark nature sanctuary for all species and genera attracted. Ongoing mutual dependency support exchange relays between iridescent inland ocean water garden, bonsai weed acorn island rockery, lilliput menagerie -and now rejuvenating, convalescent host, absorbing their shared fuel. If inland ocean minefields spread, breeding a single acorn island apiece, epidemics of gutter aquarium inland ocean overspills and high-rise acorn island farms, promise and threaten to drown, outgrow, halt and consume all in their paths -catapulting supernova rainbow bridges to pole vault off from one inland ocean and acorn island diving board and then on to the next inland ocean and acorn island trampoline; or effervescing inland ocean wells might very easily leak, dehydrate, sink straight through plughole, right down drain, leave blossoming acorn island beauty spots high, dry, beyond repair, withering away, shrivelled up, in disintegration -exposing flora and fauna against elements to fend for themselves. But phoenix diasporas of vaporised inland ocean floret spray, alongside soluble acorn island spore and pollen fall-out, always carry, sprinkle, sow, plant, settle and flourish, once again, elsewhere...


Copyright, Douglas Park, 2001

Originally appeared in Metronome 7 -The Bastard/Magnetic Speech, group publication, edited by Dr Clementine Deliss, London, 2001