lamatolku (lamatolku) wrote in beat_street,
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A DEBATE WITH THREE CATS ON KNOWLEDGE,POWER AND FREE WILL

As I pen this poem I am watched intently by three cats
sleek siamese,pomous persian ,black tabby with mike tyson muscle
perhaps they are spies for an international poetry cartel
perhaps they are bored
perhaps they are waiting for my story

you see, this poem is not about them
this poem is about how the game is rigged
why the coyote can never catch the roadrunner
and why he never starves although he should resemble a Somalian cadaver

it is not that he is stupid or the roadrunner faster
the fix was in from the beginning: God wrote the coyote as loser

the siamese nods in zen haiku agreement
he understands perfectly the game is void
the persian objects with zarthustran duality
the coyote loses because his heart is evil
mike tyson shrugs tawny shoulders
and yawns. He only knows he's hungry

the debate is as old as job
despite limitless access to the deus ex machina of cartoons that is ACME
god has stacked the deck
can coyote have free will or be destined by cartoon kismet
to be always one step behind

i want god to blink
i want him to turn his back for just a moment
i want that arrogant roadrunner to be toast

all three cats agree
god plays poker with a marked deck...
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