What Invisible Rat is a bit of a curiosity, presented now for your entertainment. It was my first attempt at a stage play. It features some of my own poetry (which seemed like the only way anyone was ever going to hear it) and the translation of a poem by Jean Joseph Rabearivelo.
I'd come across Rabearivelo in a Penguin edition of Modern African Poetry and wanted to draw attention to how brilliant it was.
The play was never produced; so neither my poetry nor Rabearivelo's got anything out of it. Nevertheless, here it is, preserved in a PDF file as the original ClarisWorks 1.0 file is never going to be able to be used! It's 20+ years old; so some of the references are a little dated (as is the pay rate of the hotshot, high-flying barrister who charges $1000- a day!)
As a play, it strikes me now as far too safe, too cutesy. And it's probably about four hours long. Still, it has some good bits and I still like the structure.