A Protestation of Faith

Lyle Burkhead (LYBRHED@delphi.com)
Tue, 26 Nov 1996 00:34:27 -0500 (EST)

Mark Crosby writes,

> We believe in the One Power
> Who will make the great transform
> transcending us all;
> the best and brightest, eternally replicated,
> through Whom all things are changed.
> For us and for our salvation,
> we must solve all the problems of the world
> here and now.
> We must disdain any link with
> suboptimal subsystems of the past.
> We must be the future, now.
> etc.

Excuse me, but this is not poetry. It doesn't scan. It has no structure.
Writing prose in short lines doesn't make it into poetry.

Maybe this "poem" was intended as a parody of Extropian non-art.
I hope so.