thursday, august 21

i wonder why thankfulness is so hard to express
and values like love and honest affinity
are so lacking in all but the most manipulative or ethereal
statements of our civilization

why are grief and rage alike supplanted by sarcasm,
why is purity of expression hidden in buried channels
allowed only in formula between formally recognized lovers?

or am i just
projecting my own failures on the world again?

tags: topics/poem

p1k3 / 2003 / 8 / 21