Borrowed Words

You cannot glue parts
of an exploding
grenade together
without being able
to offer
an alternative.

Or even wishing to.

The strangely tantalizing
magic
of a chaos contained,
and also the factor of random chance,
are held up
scornfully in the face
of officially sanctioned culture.

They refused
to believe in the
meaning of history
and set up scarecrows
against reason.

Hopelessly corrupted humanity
pointed to an intellectual independence.
Repetition wearied
them to the
point of disgust.

It was not symbols,
Ernst depicted,
But magical signs…

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2 thoughts on “Borrowed Words

  1. Evelyn

    “They refused
    to believe in the
    meaning of history
    and set up scarecrows
    against reason.”
    favorite part. Great piece Imke!

    Reply

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