A loophole or gap –
Depends on your perspective –
On how you see it
Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.
Notes to this poem…
I’m generally thinking law here in terms of the usage of gap and loophole, from English idioms about a gap in the law or a loophole in the law that allows people to do things they’re not supposed to. Usually, loophole is used for that, from the people taking advantage of it. However, I think gap is usually employed by either the law-makers, or people not happy with others exploiting the loophole, which they call a gap meaning the law is deficient.
Same thing can apply for policies, or any similar form of constraint exploited, not just law.
But yes, depending on your point of view, and/or which side you’re on to favour or frown upon shortcomings in the constraint, you might well see it as one thing or the other, with more or less stigma to it all.
The F-series poems are part of a collection composed on my ferry rides across Halifax Harbour when the buses aren’t crossing the MacDonald bridge due to the Big Lift bridge redecking. This should keep happening until at least December 2016.