My brother’s work takes him on regular journeys through Cumbria and Lancashire. On a clear day you can see far away places with strange sounding names. Unfortunately many spots just off the beaten track have become the dumping grounds for ‘Fly Tippers’and are becoming an increasingly common blight on the landscape.
In a series of photos taken over a period of months he envisioned a new style of country living, ‘The Country House’ ….. A little more open plan than we are used to seeing!
I was inspired to put pen to paper. This is the result.
The Kitchen Sink
You spat your dummy and
Threw your toys out of your pram
Cigarette dimps and junk food remnants
From the windows of your van
Your ‘grab grab grab’ mentality
Turned ‘mend and make do’ to ‘spend spend spend’
And dump it down a country lane
When it no longer fits the plan
We thought we were ‘digging for victory’
Now we’re just digging through your dirt
In the hedge a kitchen sink and sofa
A fridge and double bed
A kitchen sink drama
Played to so many by so few
Where ‘hope and glory’ lie in tatters
On this green unpleasant land
All photos Chris Dutton
Happy new year!