Sunday, March 10, 2013

Necessity Defense of Institutional Memory

So the free may remain free
     say the nightmare is
     the dream

so we are preserved
     he who believes takes a life
so a life may be saved
     the girl becomes an object
so the greatest devastation occurs
     let go her fingers    their slim cleave
so I may be replaced
by a machine    which in its violence    behaves
more like me

     the longer you live    the more these lies
     come alive

so the past splits in two:
     one stays in the past and dies
one past shapeshifts    walks with you.


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