Alien

The literature we didn't have time to exchange

The songs we didn't sing for one another

Systematic rage in analysis

Love poems I never whispered in your ears

Organizational fetishism

Now

That every bit of data agitates

Now ... long steps

Head tucked in collar

Now

I'll produce them

Again

The oppressed flames of lustfull prophecy

Repeated over countless moments

While alienated in human factories

Alienated in political factories

Alienated in places other than factories

CITIES

SCHOOLS

Alienated under forceful kindness

And oh the soft machinery

Of the things I wanted us to keep

Things I have reviewed only twice

But for ages each time

Ages

And produced

Like an alien

A self reliant/post-modern/individualistic/objective alien

Alien

In

Places

Walked

With long steps

Head tucked in collar

Counting moments of alienation

Repeat

glorious fallen dreams