UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO LINKS
From: Geometry of The Odd. Wolsak and Wynn, 1999
Hostile to this horizontal/vertical plain
Diagonals are somehow suspect
Seeming (almost) to suggest
some particular real object or other.
A figure, for instance, all erections & disasters
slumped in a doorway, smoking, using a
struck match to pick the dandruff from his teeth.
In truth, not hard to look at, yet, hardly
A fit role model.
Everything come from promise, now laid to waste
an is what he leaves behind:
bones, ashes or the butt-ends of cigarettes
accounting equal weight.
Who is known strictly for being known
presents the authentic fake, leaned back
& lighting up a Lucky.
What bright-eyed & bushy-tailed could hope
Strange. Stranger. This worship of the unreal
that frees us from responsibility
& keeps us on our knees.
Sure as hell, atoms tend to disintegration:
the Marlboro Man or every other idol
for the hills.
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