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Ode to Fungal Human Rot Again


What kind of mycellium roots have infiltrated people’s minds …

Not like mushrooms embed to absorb water and nutrients from decay.

This is a fungus rot infestation of public hallucinations,

A toadstool stalk under a spongy umbrella with webs and veils,

From a flagrant, coarse, contemptuous fruiting body

That produces spores or seeds to foment blatant conspiracies,

To shatter constitutional bonds, to rot away bodies of justice,

To broadcast cruel antagonism to call people vermin again.

Yet, so many take in these spores to detach and distort reality

Where psychological shifts watch how Deep Right Hates and Fights

Against Truth, Evidence and Alignment with Democracy;

A paranoic delusion on a Bad Trip with Power Mongers again,

Not into social justice, historical cooperation and peace,

Minus the poison, slimy lies, and wars as children are bombed again.

Annemarie Berukoff

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Annemarie Berukoff

Retired teacher — Affiliate Marketer, Big Picture Wisdom, author 4 e-books: social media teens, eco-fiction ecology