06 November 2016

This Epic Mess

Giorgio de Chirico: The Soothsayers Recompense (1913)

The uneasiness didn’t go away; like a promise of 
freedom from despondency needs joyous events 
to cement cracks in th’ masonry, we never made 
the grade nor a progression’s demands - lesions 
persist where the scene once forever lead and a 
wholistic vista resists caricatures of dated ideas; 
this isn’t the promised land is it ‘n who are these 
drek idiosyncrasies of mountebank burlesque - 

Well, realistically, you can say - you had to wake 
up to it eventually or miss tomorrow’s boat since 
it left yesterday - this is what you inherited when 
you turned the page; so you scan thru memory - 
and confess not reading that book, or of playing 
the character out of antiquity in this epic mess 
© 8 June 2016, I. D. Carswell 

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