REALTY REALITY

REALTY REALITY

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A High Priest of Profit

ascended the pulpit

to expound on the Doctrine

of Perpetual Growth.

More is More!” he told us,

& “The Bigger the Better!”

You can’t escape Progress

or fight City Hall!”

*

For Growth is inescapable,

he went on to explain,

a Great Force of Nature

like Gentrification or Gravity,

its’ tidal tug anchors us

to a solid foundation of Common-sense,

yes to the good, old solid-ground,

the basic bedrock of Materialism,

otherwise known

as Real Estate.

Invest in Land, folks”, he assured us,

They’re not making anymore!”

Perhaps not,” I replied from the pews,

But they are involved in a constant process

of infilling & subdividing,

an endless encroachment

on floodplains & skylines.

It’s the old Monopoly Game gone Mad,

you know the drill; chop down

all the trees & quickly fill your Square

with shoddy housing tracts

with lousy wiring

and gimcrack motels

clad in flammable facades,

so that next thing you know

there is a ‘Mysterious Fire’

and you’ve cleared the block nicely

for the next stage in ‘Urban Renewal’

and Greater Profits.”

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So remember, Realty is Reality

and only Money Counts

and Subtracts (and Sub-contracts)

and Divides (& Conquers)

and Multiples,

and goes forth

& is fruitful

and devours the famished Earth.

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The Reverend Hellfire is a Practised Performance Poet,

and an Ordained Minister of the Church of Spiritual Humanism

AND the Church of the Universe.

He will be making a full report.

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~ by reverendhellfire on December 31, 2018.

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