Friday, October 31, 2008

pomes of buddy don: An Item that Nobody Wants

An Item that Nobody Wants

Black and white thinking seems so very clear
Except that it mistakes the facts for the smear
Except that it misses the complexities
Of the hearts and the minds of our “enemies.”

Such thinking’s the province of our politics
At least from one side (though nothing much sticks),
But they think a scholar is a terrorist
If he doesn’t blend into their great white mist.

Imagine a PC with just one bit
That does almost nothing except to sit
And click on or off, yes or no, true or false,
That can’t even count out the beats to a waltz
A small little thing that “doesn’t do nuance” —
You’ve conjured an item that nobody wants!

(ifn ye wonta make a comment, ye gut to click on 'link' below.)

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