To see and be the ugly things of life.
To know there is terror in the sublime.
a biological organism,
a bipedal mammal
with opposable thumbs;
witness the animals as they come together
to gather round the fire
& make their greatest mistake as
they take the communication system
moulded from noises and turn it
a feed-back loop into which members of the group
will descend when
they discover how
to talk to themselves
& not others;
necessary lie of grammar, to anchor
our respective first-person perspective
it gave rise to the lie that is the “I”,
that there is something different inside of us.
Can you appreciate sensation: the feeling
the harmony of eternal energy
composing & flowing through us?
Is there hope to be discovered
from the day to day
after day after day
of feeling dull & repetitive
& dull &