18 February 2014

# 18 - An Erotic Dialectic

Forgetting what the hell I tried to say
to you last night, whilst passion raged, is not
the action of a yellow-bellied sot –
it’s just a mechanism to allay
that psychic breakdown of a cold new day.
For those three words encapsulate a lot
of what unites us, but also of what
divides our minds, leaves hearts in disarray.
So let’s just talk of far more simple things:
begin with shoes and ships and sealing wax,
move on to climate science, income tax,
misuse of the prerogative of kings.
Then finish with a fiercely-fought debate
concerning subjugation by the state.


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