Yankee Disenlightenment

“In the beginning was Ignorance, which, after seven days of
metastization, took no rest, not even a nap, and saw that it was good
—or, if not ‘good’, at least very effective.”

……………………………………. —Fascist Bible 1:1

it was once considered
….. not good
….. not to know,
….. to know nothing

to be willfully stupid
….. yet not lose face

to purposely
….. un-understand
….. the shape of light and
….. lay of land

to be a barren dumbass
….. in gnostic space

to immediately drain
….. each inconvenient drop
….. of fresh new rain
….. which, like elixir,
….. drips into our
….. cranial mixer

to refuse to skewer
….. enigma

to not rip off
….. the scabs of old scrolls
….. papered over wormholes

to not burrow to
….. the middle of myth
….. to mine the truth
….. that makes it stick

to unwrap the burial cloth of corpses
….. centuries dead
….. then deny their deadness
….. with occult discourses

to treat the factual as merely
….. fleeting or inactual

to elevate superstition,
….. and call it “Tierras de Dios”
….. wherein a singularity
….. is mysteriously split into a trio
….. and god becomes a thing
….. cleaved like other things
….. malleable, meager, mortal
….. —a shade of god’s awesome former self—
….. now a pale one most loudly worshiped
….. in the land of guiltless gringos

by Jim Culleny
5/16/15

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