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Giving Order to Things

I'm trying to give order to things
perpetually a competition
between desire and necessity

necessity always wins
and desire grovels
like a renga
of grunts and incantations

a blur  
only born to be pulverized
and bleached
found in an archeological dig
in a lineage of bones
and smeared ash
 stained totems
of brittle ancestors
and jeweled coffers
under this necropolis of stars

we run head first
north node bound
where brain surgery neuro grids
are instant evolution
for algorithms
of techno rationality
and hold close
south node baggage
in its history of contingencies
interchangeable plot lines
like old sitcoms
with built in
canned laugh tracks
that jerk us off
in the theater of atrocities

i am my
fathers fathers father
and the children of my children
weeping in labyrinths thunder
and swirling ethers
held down on the crucifix
of this spinning marble
that floats in ice black fires

blood fat armies
of knuckle dragging
infinitesimal bodies
fill tombs of pharaohs
and queens
extracted sarcophagi
from the Valley of the Kings
who ruled arcades
of brazen and terrified
praying chimpanzees
scattering and pierced
on hooks and flames
through their soft bodies
in a humanistic cinema
of tyrannies
and myth fiction horror

a history of suspicion
submits to
commodities of fetish phantasmagoria  
and festivals of atonement

at our end
Gods will
the big un-bang
a spectacular inhumanity
bashes us hard with   
Punchinellos bat
striking wounds and age
of fallen life
in voids mountain peaks
till deaths wake
in the noisy silence
of forever
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