What does this poem provoke in you?
Here’s a puzzle.
What is the title of “this book”?
and what do you think on these things?
“this book” made me think
governing by what we can
forgetting what is good
quick fix answers
justify our heart desires
for power and control
if everyone just thought like I do
then I’d have peace
we’d all have peace
when my answers
become our answers
love is what I do
is what I create
I love what I do
all things fit together so well
my world makes sense
and the power to help others see my way
I write rules of thought
rules of behavior
which bring wealth-joy
to my superiors
and I am rewarded
with a created comfort
and a separation from those outside
who I can feel superior to
I am writing the rules
which they will live
what is love then?
where is relationship with those different from me?
do I live with those using my tooling?
do I know those outside my world-work view?
do I care to?
do I love my position and privilege more than those outside it?
So the bright aggressive shapers
and economics becomes the warring front
and business trumps national interest
and the people outside increase
and are increasing left behind
so how to speak to such totalitarian power
set in place “for my own good”
and for the wealth and privilege of those inside
who can code quickly when drunk
who can make relationships
into life games
in the cloud