Inevitably Emergent

Smoke gathers as liquid lathers
To bubble into alveoli 
And remind mortals that a short while
Is more than we deserve

Severed from civility, civilization
Pursues its extinction with zeal
As unhealed hearts take bites 
Out of whichever mirror image
Is near sharp front teeth

Structural evils abound, no doubt
But our worship of these Lucifers
Amount to the denial of whethers

And an insistence that we can control
Whatever emerges from below 
An active knowing will

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