An Ideology of Shock
Fantasies occlude, and block: they seek
an ideology of shock – rude systems
to insure a thrill no matter what must
be endured: that we can make the face
of anything sublime if we would only,
for example, just imagine ourselves
free of space and time. Fantasies fester –
promising a meltdown: dangerous
in prospect but benignant in effect –
at least until we help them splay into
the wreck of actuality. Maybe radio-
activity is what it’s all about: to twist
and shout and act our toxic natures out.
Please understand it’s for your good
as well as mine to take my hand and do
just what I want. Look me in the eye.
Don’t behave. Ask wassup. Be my slave.
When we’re done, we’ll clean it up.