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Gnostic turpitude


April 22, 2007
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I am invited to a beheading at dawn.
-"Whose beheading?"

My own, and no, my fears are all gone.
-"What for?"

Haven't you heard, it's the Gnostic turpitude.
-"What is that?"

It's a social crime, vague and in multitude.
-"Who accused you?"

It was Ignorance and Distortion, you see.
-"Who are they?"

Those who blindly search for the key.
-"Which key?"

It is the one that opens their eyes.
-"Then why accuse you?"

Because reflections are what they despise.
-"And now you die?"

Only tomorrow, but I will rise again.
-"How?"

Like a verbal phoenix of my pen.
-"And then?"

I invite Ignorance and Distortion for coffee,
Gnostic turpitude will of course haunt me,
And beheading and rising will just maybe set us free.

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