Tuesday, March 13, 2012

a note on politics (comic chemistry)

for in a democratic realm
there is need, wot, cause
for a being to vote, and who

but for I the who is what,
for I would vote

FOR THE UNENDING AND NAKED GLORY OF THE MOLECULE
ITS GROWTH INTO ASSEMBLAGE BENEATH THE PRAYER OF SPECIE
I WOULD VOTE FOR VISIONARY CHEMISTRY AND THE EPISTEME
OF MATH AS THE CULMBINATION OF SURFACES

FOR MAN ALONE
IS CALIBAN
A CRIPPLED TONGUE
WHOSE ALLEGIANCE 
TO MOTHER SEA AND FATHER TREE
HAS TURNED TO BROKEN FETISH SIGN
AND POPULATION

WEALTH AS POVERTY

WIND AND SHADE
AND WATER AND LIGHT

JOY EXCELSIOR
TO THE SUBTLE STONE
THE THINKING LOAM

AND WHERE LAND IS MOST BRIGHT
IS TENDS ITSELF
TENDS TO GROW

FOR NATURE IS THE FINAL ORDER
AND IN HER SHADOW
WE DWELL

HUMAN POLITICS NOW
NOTHING BUT THE SORDID MOCKING
OF THE TIMELESS MISTAKE OF LANGUAGE
THE RUPTURE WHOSE GRACE
IS GRACE-AWAY-FROM

THE SELF
THE UNITY

THERE IS WATER INSIDE ME
AND AIR ALL MIXING IN
AND BREATH'S DELIGHT
OUR ONLY FRIEND

BEWARE O CHILDREN
O CALIBANTIC RUDADS

FOR MOTHER SEA
WILL SWALLOW YOU WHOLE
AND FATHER TREE WILL DIE
AND LEAVE YOU CHOKING
IN THE SKY

but then the snake said

why then is not Caliban your friend
o voice enamored to this will
of unseen delight

is not society your friend?
great natures are numerous
and individual and politics
but a means of making
why not join in?

I AM NO THING YOU KNOW
I CAME BEFORE

WHEN THE HEAP
WAS OF INFINITE MEANDERINGS
THE HEAP A LINE BETWEEN
KNOWN AND UNKNOWN

AND NOW THE HEAP
IS ABSTRACTION'S GIRTH
AND ITS SHADOW
OUR GREAT DISHONOR
BEFORE THE SILENT KNOWING
OF SUBSTANCE

THE TRUE AND HOLY GOOD
POLARITY PURPOSED
TO GROWTH AND PROFUSION

but then the snake said

but there is no difference between confusion
and profusion, as all form is silent, and yet monstrous

SNAKE YOU ARE WISE
THE ANCIENT SHADOW OF SYNTHESIS
LET US TAKE A CAB TO THE PET STORE
LISTEN TO SOME PIPE ORGAN PERHAPS
AND GET LEMONADE WITH BASIL AND MINT LEAVES.

and then the snake said

i like cellophane.

END.