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In the beginning was the pun. Samuel Beckett
 
 
 

Greed Forbid!


“No matter, never mind” boasts a double-take
Almost seismic in its psychic aftermath:
Truth upsurging that power prefers covert
Lest understanding rise to thwart its trick
Of making men think something “spiritual”
Justifies their malign self-righteousness —
Greed forbid we agree we all are meat
Evolved from the same ingredients
That boil in everything Gaia cooks up,
Including minds rising in animal brains.

 

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