when mammon enthrones its deities,
the blind shall lead the blind,
their Braille of life to find
accretion in Dow securities
decanting a fine rose in kind,
to smell, savor like real...
unheard, the piper's spiel,
"possession's seduce the unwary mind".
perception allows sight, touch and smell,
all else it would ignore;
first, fingers burn before
remembering what fear teaches well.
self-chosen, that dark too deep to see
spirit and soul, alone, are me.
--Fr. Veni di Morte
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