Thursday, September 14, 2006

Prose to Look like Poetry to Look like Prose

Being Rational

As our species began to dream its way
out of paradise with all that knowledge
under the sun, did shamans serve
as sacrificial conduits to the mystic
left behind? In psychedelic trances,
did they lead their people back to states
of consciousness essential to well-being?
Has the modern and the postmodern eliminated
every means to such revival? Do we dare
expose the energies behind the stainless
steel and let the water run and overflow
the sink of our depression, overflow
the floor of our debasement, overflow
the flowering of power overflowing?

~Son Rivers 2006

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