Poisonous treacle, or: Host

Poetry Partners #166

‘Host for the Lancet Fluke’, a poem by Gareth David Ogilvie of ‘The Zen Poetic’

Narcissistic parasite
That feeds the masses ignorant delight

A hidden force that holds the sceptre
A distant ghost that steals your nectar

Feeding you lies to hold you prisoner
Making you vote for your wounded blister

Giving you hope for a brighter future
But stealing your dreams with their false culture

Making slaves of honest people, deceiving them all with poisonous treacle

Creating fear to keep you paralysed, trapped in the Web, completely demoralised

A ‘Cherita’ by ben Alexander of โ€˜The Skepticโ€™s Kaddishโ€™

snail excretes parasite in slime

ant eats delicacy
gets infected

parasite controls ant
paralyzes ant 
gets into cow's stomach

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When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

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17 thoughts on “Poisonous treacle, or: Host”

  1. That is some great scientific and psychological observations in poetic form.
    ๐Ÿ˜‚Narcissistic parasite That feeds the masses ignorant delight๐Ÿ˜‚
    Too funny.

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