Friday, September 28, 2012
poetry || Jim Leftwich
from Six Months Aint No Sentence--Book 17
a hybrid of do we know
a long time about
the democratic nothing
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the our be
we want Dionysos, we get Tantalus.
we resist Tantalus, we get Oedipus.
we rid ourselves of both Oedipus and Tantalus, we get Sisyphus.
we give up.
we still want Dionysus, but we will settle for Ariadne.
even Nero's fiddle is on fire!
we dismiss it as progress and carry on.