Poem by Douglas Scotney
I was mind-framing a sitting
of the members of the Academy of New Word Invention.
I was presenting the turning of a vase upside-down
and its use as a cloche
to plead the case for 'reversing'.
I threw in that 'verse' is from Latin for 'to turn'.
After expression of doubt -
that 'reverse' is just one direction -
I proferred 'rouletting'.
'Repurposing' won out.
Poet's Notes about The Poem
'repurposing' isart world jargon. Might have been started by Duchamp with his Urinal though the word is of later origin.
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