The Ancient Modern

Heir of Prophecies, Part V  /  Joshua Alan Sturgill                                           

In the morning, you walked on three feet:
Being, Consciousness and Bliss.

By afternoon, you walked on two: Revelation
Natural and Supernal.

Now night has come. Crawl along on Strong and Weak
Forces, Gravity and Radiation:

the Fundamental Laws of the temple of science
in the laboratory of religion.

We must convert the earth into sterile objects of desire,
we must escape into the safety

of nature morte — art as controlled birth. Demand
what you will. Nothing is determined.

All poetry and supplementary material: copyright 2021 by Joshua Alan Sturgill. All rights reserved.

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