trout [ 8 ] September 2000
Mark Pirie [ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ]


Three Short Films
(with 'Landscape' included)

1 'Nationalism'

for some time
the males lurk out there
on their new land,
discovering their 'authenticity'

they have taken
their compasses, their maps,
and their egos:

everything's Kiwi
everything's British
everything's Pakeha
everything's 'hard'

while to the left of set,
a young man with cue cards
continues to remind us

it will be a 'perilous journey'
for all those who undertake
to speak in their language

or, at the very least,
follow in their footsteps.


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© 2000 Trout &
Mark Pirie

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