Speaking to No One

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Speaking to No One

Disgust seizes me by the throat

Seeing the cruelty and madness

Into which we descend

Into which we have already descended

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The cunning of (Hegel’s) reason

Of a force greater than we are

This surge and flow of all Spirit in History

Made by us, not made by us, is drowning us

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I think we are doomed

I think we float upon a whirlwind

Of insanity — ludicrous, sarcastic, arrogant

Stupid, unconscious, and hubristic

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I no longer want to be a part of it

I never wanted to be a part of it

Your worn-out empire of misery

Your worn-out worship of death

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(I was going to say something

But now I’ve forgotten

Speaking to no one

One absence to another)

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