Will There Be An Ishmael?


“ … (post-truth): relating to or denoting  circumstances in which objective
facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion
and personal belief.” —Washington Post

“…for there is no folly of the beast of the earth which is not infinitely
outdone by the madness of men ” —Herman Melville, Moby Dick


ahab-and-coin

Facts today do not matter.
We’re in religion’s world.
We deny what is essential:
The truth (and the hope it will prevail)

The earth, once sphere, again is flatter.
We’ve committed souls to Ahab for a coin.
I wonder, will there be an Ishmael—
but to whom would he tell his tale?

Jim Culleny
12/31/16

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