Perpetual Motion

should anyone doubt
the power of
the spirits of dead plants
see it in the movement
of  ruined factories
the searing sun
tortured winds
swollen waves
folding earth
this is not something
undetected
it has happened
right through the eyes
still we are numb
in zombie beguilement
since under the influence
of a trance induced
by the continual quest for
perpetual motion

should anyone doubt
the spirits of living plants
see it in what is hungered for
when life is overturned
in continuum
how appetites are controlled
externally by
something with flavor
something that smells
something that makes a sound
something that emits a light
something pleasant to the touch
as it is known internally
an infinitely fragmented
representation
temporal, elusive and
consumed rather than regarded
or held at arms length
for this is the nature
of our relationship
in your face
inseparable
yet mutually undetectable
but by inference
apprehended

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