The Amazing Muses’ Amusing Mazes

When painters who paint about painting
meet writers who write about writing,
self-conscious redundancy
bordering lunacy
ends in esthetic in-fighting.

Such modernists, right about nothing
(mostly nihilists mad about something)
are so lost in the process
they vent all their excess
in metacognition:  dull writing.

You poets who muse about musing –
unaware you are reader-abusing,
provide a terrific
verbose soporific
yet not of the reader’s own choosing…

I long for some sheer virtuosity –
but I’m stifled by all the pomposity.
This dull erudition,
“sub-metacognition”,
is purely artistic atrocity.

You thinkers who think about thinking
drag my spirit far lower than sinking.
What we want is a Word
which we haven’t yet heard –
so ’till then I’ll just drink about drinking.

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2 comments on “The Amazing Muses’ Amusing Mazes

  1. colonialist says:

    Brilliant.
    As for the new way of thinking, I think I’ll think the old way. That way, I think the thunks that I think may actually get somewhere instead of meandering out into nowhere.

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