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Gary Corseri: Consider the Naked Ape! Tell them: “The team is All!” They’ll gladly kill for the team! (Just tell them when they’re small!); The things they learn in youth; They’ll carry to the grave.

Consider the Naked Ape!
Tell them: “The team is All!”
They’ll gladly kill for the team!
(Just tell them when they’re small!)

naked ape

The things they learn in youth
They’ll carry to the grave.
(They learn a limited “truth”—
Little enough to save.)

They live their limited lives
In cocoons of love and hate.
(One often becomes the other;
It’s largely a matter of Fate.)

They dance to whistled tunes,
Espousing mystical rot.
(Some of it may be sound;
Most is probably not.)

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Each understands according
To things misunderstood:
A shadow-world in dumb-show
Where “evil” contends with “good.”

Meantime, the stars are whirling
And galaxies collide.
(They say it’s all evolving;
Towards what—we can’t decide.)

Maybe… a greater vision;
Maybe, a global hell:
Something beyond derision,
Or something too horrid to tell….

Gary Corseri