Ok, ok, so it’s time for me to talk. Here? Is this the line where I best hit the mark?
I’ll need a lectern, somewhere to rest the hands – of course I’ll relay the lesson learned, I understand
all the hurt caused; and a glass of still water, something to hold, to allow some small gesture,
if you please. I’ll open being contrite but stick to the agenda, be forthright –
yes, yes I’m the offender but point to the future, remember
that above all; what else can I say? Thanks for watching, good night, God bless. Ok?
Matt Howard lives in Norwich where he works for the RSPB. He is also a steering group member of New Networks for Nature, an eco-organisation that asserts the central importance of landscape and nature in our cultural life. His debut pamphlet, The Organ Box, is published by Eyewear.