Friday, July 24, 2009

Not Yr Steep Slope Environmentalism

The Other Environmentalism

Now training to be a psychoanalyst —
she wrote a master’s thesis called
“Food Beyond Pleasure” —
Ms. Zweigenthal lifts weights and
walks three miles a day.

“Look at my cute little triceps!”
she exclaimed,
pinching them.

Frame of Mind

The System is sustainable:
state of the art sustaining
counter to intuition’s sealed
insularity & no whine
released before
its time.

Homeland securities allow
invasion only when the
timing’s right for

Oh, evolve!

Other wise: rice off a rhino.

In-denial is in-denial
of in-denial, denying
denying: not
system-as-is until
ready for disillusion,
demoralization. & the
beginnings of reform
which I hate like sin.

The collective frame of mind,
culture, custom, convention,
tradition, discipline, habit &
habitat, rites, routines, tuition
and intuition: all sustain
sustainability sustainably.

Neither logic nor sermons
convince, but contradiction
& paradox need not apply.

Imagination may count more
than knowledge but knowledge
is what count counts.

The kind of thinking that
makes problems can’t fix
them but it’s the only
kind we like.

Like weather,
like communication
like it or not: the system is
state of the art. & sustains
sustainability sustainably—
in it’s own terms of desire,
of course. Not in mine,

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