“If we had a keen vision of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow or the squirrel’s heart beat, and we should die of the roar which lies on the other side of silence. As it is, the quickest of us walk about well-wadded with stupidity.”George Eliot
Meditations on Modernity
By Vincent H. Anastasi 2023
I. The Race I pledge nothing to these days: the suicide pace rat race running raw, chaffing, clawing, dog eat dog, up rickety ladders' rotting rungs, ever scrambling to the top for the fleeting honor of being first to fall; the relational tectonics of kingdoms colliding in the burnout busyness and fault line frictions of perpetually pantomimed life; the frantic mill turning out warped boards from which nothing can be made, fit only for the flames.
Parts two through four will be released over the next three days.
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Amen! I pledge nothing to these days in union with your cry!
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