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per each morning the people woke

not to work but to media  __repeating



motivating guilt movements

to prey upon freedoms

for an ideal

inciting fights


lies made of good virtue

exercised as images of social servitude

abundant in forms of covert self-flagellation


distrusting sides

motivated to divide

by shared private demons

instead of venting palms

down an aisle

the hares spewed

upon public forums


morphing through digital mediums

drawing deeper

relations with our bodies

they moaned

while tapping and swiping fixes

inoculated by the paradoxes

in the lies about the problems


policies on new addictions formed

support groups and a few more than 12 steps

for the self-believed weak

in feeling hollowed

began to follow


and such a snare

we built our own traps

by knowing we rely upon the other

to build ideal worlds, upon real worlds

so while people bickered

wasting days to fight

for the belief in an imaginary

capital that made the Pignoli

weightier than gold


while values are indeed free

hippies already found


attempts at escape

no one made it out

sane or unaltered by trances

the dances of verses on

the eloquence of the universe

spun out and around

so on and so on


some bought experience via pills

while beggars and thieves

sat mighty as street buddhas

amongst virtue signals

over the shouts of self-proclaimed

advanced societies


such desires go to burning man

akin to put out their fires within

by minimizing

generative hormones

becoming the other

by forgetting

the soul


ingesting yesterday’s ashes

rid feelings of Lack

chasing up their backs


warm bodies grew cold

by the isolation of those

who keeps asking, asking,

ask, ask –

always wanting more


those few

who live

in peace


to standing firm

a relationship with life

bearing no flinch at those crying: more

beg for more,

a will do

whatever can be reasoned

to shake a little bit



Each day

a day’s work in standing

freeing the body from

any detriment of belief


fewer postures

giving way to other signals


knowing a way

nor better or lesser

standing are for shallows

while sunk depths

are tested by the guts

and an automatic will

to breath


as life says so

do what you so choose

let those go on claiming virtue

sing sirens

and keep driving

feet deeper

in soil

or steps

each all and none

at their own



9 February 2018. Oslo, Norway

Mari Amman

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