18 June 2008


you measure time in seconds and you seek
so much of it that it will fill your heart
and leave some over for trade at the mart
and fill the birds up till you seal each beak
this is no place for humble or for meek
each person that you see must play a part
and be a master of dissembling art
no room is left here for the merely weak
offstage a calm director sets the scene
instructing each character where to stand
and setting out the breathing of each line
the very air must know just what we mean
and comprehend each gesture of each hand
as for the rest that is the realm of swine

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