1. this is the interregnum, these here are the symptoms
2. this is the era of the warring states
3. the coefficient of injustice is two minutes to midnight
4. a bent arc of history is not a broken arc
5. the dream of the butterfly will connect the words and the bees
1. “The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear” – Antonio Gramsci
2. The era in ancient Chinese history when Lao Tsu and Chuang Tsu, the two seminal Taoists, expounded.
3. “It is still two minutes to midnight” – The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists – The Doomsday Clock
4. “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” – Martin Luther King
5. Chuang Tsu’s Butterfly Dream parable
“The challenge of modernity is to live without illusions without being disillusioned.” Antonio Gramsci
Also to dust off rust that clings to the hoary silences
And unbegotten riddles of a transcribed fate muted
By a plastic slogan engineered by teflon mendicants
Shy of their place in an unhinged history, that too is
The challenge, and to dust off the dry resolutions of
A tepid history, an unwoven unsung history, trapezing
Aloud, immersing inside, appeasingly indolent in yet
Another gasp of dust air, molecules devoid of zest
That pulls the neutrinos and anti-neutrinos muscled
In a tight embrace of unmanufactured, unformulated
Thick moss of what the eye sees when it is given the
Care to see. That too is the challenge, and to dust off
Caricature, puzzle, drivel, and weight from discussion.
To round off the appeasement of rain and some flakes.
Germs of the yet to come have to be borne
In a patient vessel
Clouds and all
With a dash of chutzpah garnished with the hope of a bull.