08 September 2006

Judgments on the Yahoo zodiac

instead of green for
things you do willingly
and red for unwilling

let green be
things you approve of
and red disapprove

so the teachings of holybooks
can be boiled down to
incomplete and inconsistent constellations
of red and green dots

and consider that
we judge others
by whether they fit
our version of this 'profile'

but that our own
too-human nature
rarely fits it either

and that demagogues
leverage these differences
to incite wars

while most people
would naturally
agree on most values

and consider the revolutionaries
jesus blake nietzsche crowley et al
who reject blind conformity

and nature herself
who knows only natural action
(with bonobos
as the prime incarnation

or housecats
closer to home)