COMMON GROUND

 

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

 


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