The Big Lie


Deception is everywhere-
In fat-free yogurt and yogic tea-
Once meant to revive
Without side effect,
Now froths with prettiness,
Tantalizes with cream.
What we say today
Has little meaning tomorrow.
What contest can there be
Between digital space
And sagging flesh.
What you invent, you eat.
What you discover

You try,

In vain to keep.

From the upcoming collection ‘The Shape of Things’