18: January 2018 #05 - Kulturbarer
Authored by Dan Smith
by Dan Smith
For Robert An abortive attempt to reconcile East and West, A selfish tale Thrust an innocent narrative into a spotlight undeserved (The fool is just a man after all) Shining brightly, guided by unworthy hands into the sun. Steel is a mental phenomenon Prime thoughts, "a seamless continuum of the material and metaphysical." All life an alloy comprised of carbon and self-righteousness, Instincts of preservation and perpetuation Hijack thoughts and impel wills. An analysis of the infinitely misinterpreted influence Of the shepherd, The voracious flock ebbs Then flows, Only to ebb unwittingly onto greener pastures, Farther into a future of consumption Repeatedly cautioned against By vehement crook. No "quality" can be defined without Uttering its namesake (Let alone taught) And no number of miles Nor lessons Nor seizures Can resurrect a murdered son. With an insatiable hunger The machine will demand to be fed.