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ON BEING ADMONISHED TO THINK OF MY FUTURE
 
 

only thin presumption links to possible grace

we cannot conspire in what we do not know

will my looking glass loves live in wonderland
 
 

all of them stoned as eloy

with severe post-republicans blowing the whistle

is the feedlot where our sentience ends
 
 

will we mill in mad circles

bled by heathens

and routinely milked
 
 

any best guess is sublimation

how many cultures have come and gone

spotty records pock the planetary petri dish
 
 

it is an episode if southern apes form marching bands

follow the ice melt back to the poles

even over the land bridge to confound a continent
 
 

just string out all the genes to an abacus

then count the cadence in unexpressed traits

the archival death march of ontology
 
 

when the cymbals clash

as glaciers met again at the equator

when the daily grind turns out to be eons
 
 

then subduction of proud monuments

in the icy tectonics of glacial creep

will earth's killdeer heart still drag one wing
 

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