Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Theory of Revolutions
-Song says "Ain't gonna study war no more"
and yet that’s what you do.
-Won't go away. It or me.
-What's latest model?
-Two. We ran them together.
-Let me guess. Revolution from the Left?
-But the follow-through?
-When the tumult and the shouting died,
women looked for steadier partners.
-Dissolved into a massive lump of
-So, the more or less mushy moderate
nation of today. Bourgeois crooks, and
those they worship.
-I know you had to run the Right Upheaval too.
-Glowing goals! Clear and clean. Simple and
-And the penalties, lucid?
-Most are so.
-Firing squads for the least pure.
-And, then, for the middling immaculate too?
-In short, they killed themselves off. But the
anger trooped on.
-Over too many corpses to count?
-Precisely. When they declared victory, not
-But Anger. Lovely and sustained, it embraced
Mayhem upon the smoking piles.
-Yeah, Nation so weak, a foreign power marched in.
Monarchists. Now the Righties are too busy
reverently smooching their ass.
-Who says the vicious can’t become loving?