The emaciated cats darted away from the broad shadow of the visitor and ran round to the back of the villa. He walked up to the front door and knocked gently three taps. After a moment he knocked thrice a second time but no response – not a sound from inside; Just where can Burnt be ? … silence .. then a tinkle, a clink a slow muffled moan … whence ? He turned to the large drain to his left and tapped on the rusting green  flaked metal ~ nothing but echo … but then –  a tap back a vibrating tap-tap. How …  I wonder … he can’t possibly dwell in a drain system piped and culverted. He leaned forward and his eyes focused on a note taped to the metal structure

” In this rat-infested drain lives a long forgotten douane
Whose diversion when perturbed is the written English word
I begin my day by playing: Choose a Word, a Line, a Saying;
Multiply it by Illogic; And divide its Logarithm by the sum of its Iambic to the base of Rhyme and Rhythm with meself.

Mein Gott! But I am lonely

With each passing hour I’m solely occupied with etymology

And deviate philology
Analysing quaint abstractions (though I am quite often trite)

But the sad thing is my passion
For the esoteric fashion
Of inventing aphorisms Willy – nilly all the day
These included pithy maxims (which I sign with my initials)

And might cause High Church Officials to reflect on their profession

I’ve inverted hyperglyphics

Controverted Mesolithics
Rearranged each preposition
Conjugating as I write

Interchanged the grammar syntax
Rearranged the nounal endings
Redefined the adjectival
Formulating on the trot
Took to postulating epithets
Writing strict and overfly

As the years increasing past
More and more I grew obtuse
Finding less and less excuse
For forgetting ; in a trance Eyesight failing
All things paling Into insignificance
Why and when and who and what
Answers I had quite forgot
When and what and who and why
Query how we live and die
Who and why and what and when

(Make a listing 1 to 10)
Why and when and what and who
Knowledge elevates the few

These invalid rogatives
These bald interrogatives
Time removed and age defined
Mind was losing cells in line
Changed from lofty rhetoric
Manners grew intemperate
Write becoming ill -defined

Thoughts were loose inside my mind
More deranged and loose of word
Found that life was quite absurd
Then

Silence came and with its Damn
Loosing teeth and blackened palm
Falling prostate at the Lie
Depose the order of his eye
Looking through A sea of red
Crawling to the tomb of Dead “

 The gentleman stepped back and turned toward the side of the rectory followed the drainage system pipes  the cats ran round the garden  and into the back yard – A square area of neglected grass and shrub and some pavings cracked and weathered led him to the back entrance
drainage system of the house and had used it thus as his postal address. He
Posted on the back door was a note
KEEP AWAY … KEEP WELL AWAY
Unless  you are a fervent anti-colonialist with a gender disorder or a Frenchman without a beret; butIf you are a lost soul confused and delirious with the timescale of life please to remove your boots and enter via the front door … with a firm push on the upper right of centre panel ~
this  door  will  lead you  to …
And have a nomenclature that is an enigmatic palindrome
If you are a lost soul confused and delirious please to remove your boots and enter …
through this door which leads to …