28 July 2008

annette stenslien

arrogance, belief, and perspective

Tell me, how absolutely
absolutes are true
and how lutes fit
neatly in small square boxes,
tell me how it is
not possible
to combine ideologies
theologies and philosophies,
that this spot is the one
definitive, the one right
religion, the one perfect race
that black and white is clean,
the lines clear and trailing
across and through
hilly pastures are sheep.

I think, I smell hypocrisy.

Tell me, with so many
factors to include,
how will that equation
result in the same
answer every time.

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