Energy Conversion [Today's News Poem, January 20, 2011]
Energy's lost with every conversion.
Entropy rules us, dominates cycles.
Parents: the link to ancestors—frenzied
Idiots, cavemen, monsters and wildcats
Somehow created life as we know it.
Cudgels for fathers, pimps for our mothers:
Marriage and murder—willingly brutish.
Moments spent gazing into the water,
Sleeping in grass as thunderheads gathered
Transferred to heirs: the dew of the tranquil
Gilded with bloody drops then transmitted;
Mixed with the sperm and ova that bonded—
Echoes of bite and nothing like parents.
"As state governments struggle with the fiscal damage caused by the recession, an income tax increase has become a rarely used remedy. "
—MICHAEL POWELL, The New York Times, Published: January 19, 2011
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