those fortunate risk fate to alleviate a fear from within clawing to trust someone monogamy sits uneasily ice that don't heat freeze howl hollow howl in vast space all light displaced we can kill desire albatross worn subvert to twist and old poem not enough to be hooked on artful rhetoric lessening the grip letting it all slip futures tick tick tick tick tick altruistically we've come a long way man and woman raping from the earth worming what it's worth right wing ricochet displays the evolution of decay just go away infant hospital winged protection infected the new born dreams a life that cannot be intuitive grease paint drooling to relate all of lifes mistakes hitting in the face orchard putrid smile head of state state headless states of being as right up against what's wrong the disease believes to push away normality alone with virtue what's there left to do a virus threads poetry written time dogmatically lifes plague the first aid acquired deficiency spreading it aimlessly have heart crash course caustic dripping gins the reaper body count intensify getting weaker moisten the soul away clouded and vague throw free love to history masters of nothing living's now a precious aim precious game

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    General Commentit's about sexually transmitted disease or AIDS, and the symbolism that surrounds the issue. it's the poetry of the end of safety and health.
    jejhon January 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think you are both correct. I believe that the line, "Man and woman raping from the earth" is suggesting a cause for HIV. Hinting at karmic retribution. Interesting that he chose the words man and woman, reinforcing the idea that it wasn't the gay/alternative communities who caused aids but that it is a side product of mainstream culture.
    sixfngrdealon July 12, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationMonogamy vs free love gets called out here. Monogamy being compared to an "albatross worn" about the neck as in the "old poem" by coleridge, ryme of the ancient mariner. Apparently monogamy "sits uneasily" like "ice that dont freeze". He's skeptical of the progress we've made, "we've come a long way, man and woman raping from the earth" and "the right wing displays the evolution of decay". Specifically, he laments that aids-inspired paranoia will "throw free love to history", which will "push away normality".
    autoerraticaon December 05, 2012   Link

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