Frank Vincentz, "Raddet ir-Roti Cart Ruts, Xemxija Heritage Trail in St. Paul's Bay, Malta," 2014
The grid of streets is something like a game board; the houses, stones. Urban planners, eyes sore and reddened by the absinthe green wash from those fluorescent lights overhead, idealists all (who else would attempt to harmonize overland wagon ruts, cow paths, and the motion of a new raw century?) sighing in isolated unison, fingernails tapping out a neighborhood, its zoning changes—a click on their keyboard, and a stone’s placed on the goban. O my boundary setters, leave me a gap in the fence line, a hollowed out space in your infill, so I can escape.