12 January 2011

DIY Fever




in my idea the pergola is a gazebo
somehow it’s easier to excuse when
precariously climbing over rafters
removing wind-damaged shades;


explaining dangers then seems less
ridiculous if faulty translation makes
you seem overly trite about gazebos
meaning nothing much in particular


falling to an awkward death from
a pergola would stress credibility
whereas meeting your demise from
a gazebo would be a real surprise


so it’s a gazebo – or an open patio
or a vergola, anything but pergola
because I don’t want pity from DIY
denizens claiming they’re in the know
© 21 September 2010, I. D. Carswell