TERRESTRIAL ILLUMINATION NO. 408
A hegemonic dominance of the social, the
The cultural, the economic has distorted the humanity
people into dehumanization. We have been taught
So much that must be
unlearned, we had too many
False factual and false axiological beliefs
Into us without our awareness to discriminate or
Evaluate and we
must exorcise from our corporeality
What has been spoken into us. There are
Explanans that are lies within us. We must unconceal
and subdue their power over us. The improvement
Of society can only be
achieved only through the improvement
Of a radically singular individual and
Can only be a self-improvement. So our future is
People rejoice in their current state of dehumanization,
love and cherish the lies they live miserably by.
Dehumanization and a
fraudulent axiology have become
The foundation for our
TERRESTRIAL ILLUMINATION NO 412
The event whether it
being an opening
Of a door to a blasphemed room with
With the slanted
burnt black wicks of
Quasi-melted candles in white saucers
or watching the
yellow and red bill
of a gallinule as its moves
To grasp a crumb of bread
tossed by a tourist,
The event is more complex than
The perception or
knowledge of the event.
A selection of a part is the consequence.
selection depends on background equipment.
The event is a performance always
ambiguous, always uncertain.
A slice of an event influences us, the selection
The whole might be concealed, but it shouts,
Its shouting is an
echolalia that is not understood
But transforms more than what is
As what is understood requires mediation of a a media
keeps changing its masks. We are the masks changers.
The masks are made out
of words. Intersubjectivity
Is a masked ball.
Duane Locke lives in Tampa, Florida near anhinga,
He has published 6,701 poems, includes 29 books of poems.
book publication, April 2012,
Is DUANE LOCKE, THE FIRST DECADE,
1968-1978, BITTER OLEANDER PRESS.
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