Aesthetize Me

There’s never time to do things RIGHT-
always time to do them OVER.
There’s never money to build our future-
always money to anesthetize our present.

We need to aesthetize our fellow humans:
wake each other out of the sodden, depressed, stupor
that numbs the pain of serving the Plutocracy instead of all humanity.

Sting my nose with spice and ice
my tongue with sweet vinegar
Pierce my ears with parallel open fifths
Dazzle my eyes with naked glowing buns
Shock my skin with waves of flame and frost
Resuscitate my wonder and lift my living
beyond this warm mud!

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