Chris Harland: Punchcards




Punch Cards

(after Self Conditioning by Eugenia Loli)


I had a picture

of an end product.


I’ve seen other units

replicate the ideal pattern perfectly,

to the programmers’ exact spec.


So I copied the archaic cards

from producers of successful lines;

I read them



So, it seemed almost impossible

when i found the product’s weave proved flimsy;

the fit, wrong.


With every new run,

the goods are faulty;


some snagging imperfection.


The only fault I can find

is with my own machinery.


It’s surely not the blueprint;

and even if it was,

I can’t fashion love blind.


By Chris Harland


The Stirred quad is formed of Rebecca Audra Smith, Anna Percy, Jasmine Chatfield and Lenni Sanders.

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