Thursday, December 13, 2012

Newton's wait

Buddha beneath
a fig tree
Newton beneath
an apple tree
equivalent in biblical terms--
Eve and Adam bit one
or both--anyway,
one understood
in an instant
where there seemed to be
everything there was
the other a classical aged
enlightened fool capitalist
saw something where
there wasn't--and has
wasted an entire civilization
on the idea--a folly
which we've been
wearing like an albatross
and making others wear too
until they're all smeared with
shit and evil and corrupted and
submissive or dead--believing
in made up shiny ideas
dressed up in experimental
clothes and called science--
but the Buddha sat and aged
and perceived and
the Buddha took one look,
got it--

and Newton
Newton's still waiting

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