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Unread 01-05-2020, 06:46 PM
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Bloody sepulchers and cleansing souls. I don't see how the subject can lever the weight of the words off the ground. This here and now, this present world just can't register this as meaningful in relation to what is happening. And the poem doesn't seem to have any internal sense of that strange fact that the narrated events do indeed seem important to so many watching them vicariously. It is like the poem is the bardic reflection of the misshapen priorities of some 24 hour sports news radio DJ or maybe a player so isolated from the spectrum of life that post-fumble soul cleansing can even be a thing. Maybe it is war looming or the miles of dead creatures lining the roads of Australia but I guess I am just the wrong stadium for this game tonight.
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