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for love of peace is not a construct

Love redux

original artwork by Lorem Ipsum

for love of peace is not a construct

how long will it be
until love should find
its way on to the new
index expurgatorius
that hateful list of outlawed
or forbidden words

for after all love is still the
most subversive of acts

as love loves no other
creed higher than another
the empty term of nationhood
is reduced to a childish prank
of obscene rhetoric for all
true lovers of the world

indeed the only patriotism
the heart allows is that love
of country those in love do sorely
covet (like homesick angels) when
they gaze into the heavens
of their most belovéd’s eyes.

zero sum game

machine language
with which robots speak
in words of love
cold coded messages
the nuts and bolts
of information’s
supremacy over intimacy
no question of error
but a strict loyalty
to the neat linear
transfer of shared motives
all labour lost
towards unifying
the disputed territories
of the heart divided
shapeless reason
—usurping the crown
of earthly wisdom—
giving form instead to
mechanical desire