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Soon all things will owe themselves to progress

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Soon all things will owe themselves to progress

Soon all things will owe themselves to progress
and nature will neither wane nor wax
accosted by bulbs and cog-laden streams.
Children in god-awful Christmas jumpers
gather around the May-pole to watch
the leaves become what they’re deprived of.
We are taught to fear puddles, duty free
purchases, and heroes speak in slant rhyme.
Thermodynamics washes the feet
of tired old gravity, entropic
kisses to keep loved ones close; parody—
if absence does what it does, we should leave
and never return to this place of progress
where bluebells can’t frost and starlings sing falsetto.

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  1. Date: 1/11/2013 12:40:00 PM
    Even by writing this sonnet without rhyme is intriguing, when considering parts of the message and theme. The theme is bloody brilliant, filled with great lines and imagery. "Children in god-awful Christmas jumpers/gather around the May-pole to watch/the leaves become what they’re deprived of." = fantastic! And the end-line is such a strong way to wrap it all up.