We have a fixed body of doctrine,
which focuses on force of recognition
and depends upon heroic revolutionaries
drained of rebellious energy, along with
emotionally charged words and moments
intended to have a profound effect.
Lost almost as soon as it appears,
the marvellous is within everyone’s reach,
blending the mystical with the spiritual,
the site of a vision where critical function
gives pause to anyone who feels committed
to any type of esoteric influence.
I am searching for a bit of country
in the city, considering a headlong dive
into group-organized consciousness,
a powerfully convergent aspiration
that feels intuitively off-key:
a strong will does not make life easier.
It is a question of educating people
to spend until everything is lost,
of keeping all the wonder caged.
© Rupert M Loydell
Illustration Nick Victor