Met you today for Italian
And tried to explain:
“If a equals b & c equals d
Then ab equals cd — logical…
Bow down to this? Yet,
“a + b = c
Then c minus b equals a– ?
Ah yes, packaging everything
nicely.” I think I’ve got it
So it follows: ??? (wait)
Red copulates with blue,
It must purple everything!?
Or black marry white,
Then has to be gray children!?
Our linear conveyor-belt minds
produce robotic manikins.
prejudiced shorthand symbols
tick-tickled with tired conceptual
heroes and zeros?
Negatives + positives = light + dark?
So, if a saint has sex with a sinner, does
A hybrid saint/sinner mutation plop out?
Get out the books! The measures!
The tape! The Law! Your morality!
Hammurabi! The Code! God-damned Politics!
Mine? What? Why?
Look at the instant replay! Goggle it!
These battles are never won?
Never settled – NEVER – Why?
You have your book, I have mine.
You have your temple, Your practice,
Your tradition, Your elephant, Your cow,
Your crucifix, Your crescent moon, Your
Philosopher, Your Prophet, or maybe just
I have my lack of certainty,
My blessed skepticism…
My unknowing, but what if I have my tree?
And you, your sacred stone?
Or just questions? Sacred unholy
Once I was a, and not b,
fudging a concrete c…
& an unbending conclusion
knifed me eating