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Hunger's Needle

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It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf - Walter Lippmann

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Hunger's Needle

Hunger's Needle

Acumen's voice smolders quietly
when deafened ears respond only
to discords of witlessness

Wisdom's heat invites comfort
its embers remain alive
its wake of constant resolve
lifts vigils of swirling persuasion
choking away illiteracy
ignoring cross or sickle waved ominously

Ever present

Creation's insight
remaining airborne in a void for those
with causeless breath being held
affecting not its surroundings
forever stale ether locked
roiling chasms of fear
exuding odiferous spoilage

Such misery holds steady
among repeated indulgences of flesh
the masses' quintessential reptilian skin
long overdue for shedding

But cling it must
this resistance to reflection and growth
feeling safe in unknowing
the rewards of philological pondering

Sign and verbal
touch and smell
eye and ear
an all-sensitive motion
making ready transference from literal
to ethereal possession

For some
a chosen distance is preferred
a huddled observation from
deep in the abyss of ignorance
self-importance perishing alone
amidst a cacophony of unresolved noise
while wisdom's whisper
continues to thread hunger's needle

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  1. Date: 2/13/2013 5:43:00 PM