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Rousseau as after-dinner mint

Savagery still survives
In the suburbs
Only it’s better hid
Behind a brick veneer

The primordial longing
For a paradisal bliss existing
Beyond the TV advangelists
And frozen-pea politics, yes

Many will settle for the comforts
Of our world’s manifold mod cons
Yet underneath they remain brutes
Uncivilized in the ways of exile.