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

In the country of her ancestors Chairman Mao started a revolution To forget time-honoured tradition abandon the ancient gods crushing reason and intellectuals and the nation's identity In the country of her son there are no revolutions there is no tradition no god nor intellectuals and without these no rebellion is possible In the country of her mind she started a revolution to forget the old country leaving its language behind its notions of propriety shunning old friends embracing a new Tao She forges herself in a new light joining the ranks of the twice-born a rare creature she is to become citizen of undiscovered country [8 V 2010]
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