The Absence Of Trees – from PETTY GODS OF APPARENT DECLINE


 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the world where lies rule
you can tear down one edifice
by sacrificing quality
the patriarchy for the class of women who
will whine to be taken seriously
as individuals who happen to be female
at this or any other time

Where men wearing lipstick are not fools
or clowns or the new castrati choir
useful idiots hailing the Stalinistic news
while being Native means a true patriotism
absent ego or avarice, amid atavistic blues
in the simplicity of demented amnesia

Where all the intellectuals abandon truth
for a snapshot of cash and headlines
the same gangsters championing attitude
over substance, heiling abuse
in this semi-permanent dislocation
of people from events in the decline of Empire

Where reason has no enemy but itself
having been mistaken for rational objectivity
and anyone who can read can write and anyone
who can write can think except
the kaleidoscopic whirlwind orders nothing
into the orphan form of ideas and inspiration

©Dean J. Baker
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1091177414
Petty Gods of Apparent Decline, 121 pages, only $5.79, ebook $1.99

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https://writingsofdeanbaker.wordpress.com/2019/08/27/conspiring-distance/

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