poetry = nonsense
nonsense = meaninglessness
meaninglessness = void
void = nothingness
nothingness = spirit

on the outside smiles speeches, brilliance on the inside darkness longing for death the smiles a projection of empire building the speeches for the hopeful all of it a sham by and for the unsuspecting but death elusive for the immortal instead only lifelessness utter ambivalence the pretence of purpose called service [28-XI-2022]
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