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Dogs 2018

SWALLOWING SOAP
(9/22/18)

there seems
at times
more to solve
that a simple
rinsing
might affect

after ingesting
a lifetime
of lies

social
propaganda

and market
rationalities

our language
is the least
of our worries

a deeper
internal cleansing
is needed

our systems
are clogged
with all varieties
of purposeful
programming

so many
miscreant
misconceptions

that we crave
a clean slate
from which
to construct
a new metaphysics
of normality

a new
source
of self

perhaps
we need
to shake
off
the dogma

to disturb
the status
quo

to go
a bit crazy
in order
to remain
sane

in order
to see
what's left
of our
souls