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"La Plaisanterie Cruelle" (The Cruel Joke)

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"La Plaisanterie Cruelle"
(The Cruel Joke)

We think,
therefore we are in the driver's seat.
Such hubris
in the face of Nature.
SHE
wields the whip and drives
the hard bargain of survival.

Love
is a cocktail
of collusion and collision.
Pheromones
estrogen
and
testosterone
dance a tango
below the surface of our awareness
where DNA hijacks the conscious mind
and emotion overrides intellect
leaving us helpless,
at the mercy of our genitals
which conduct a "relationship"
with another set of genitals
in service
to the propagation of the species
which we chooose to label
"love".

 

Vi's works appear widely both in print and online. She conducts Poetry Workshops and gives readings in Central New York. Her latest chapbook is "Sine Qua Non Antiques (an Arcanum of History, Geography and Treachery).

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amazing.  Your poetry graces the pages of thi... by Jan Baumgartner on Thursday, Jul 31, 2008 at 9:45:36 PM