What are poetics given to power? First, metaphors cannot be substantiated by references to reality. So they start referring to each other using erudition and authority, a hopelessly futile exercise in insulated creativity. Second, it is masculine in intent and hence inherently damage-bent. Third, it grows inward as it pretends to reach outward.
the poet as autocrat is the he-
-ous in its appropriation of
-ness its coaxed alternative;
-ess as merger of we and awe;
call bound by physics but unbound
in so many other ways