XXXII. History Lesson (first published 2-7-13)

All of history in the voice.

Helen divides. But, H.D. reminds us,
Is it Helen of Troy or Helen of Egypt?
Helen on the tongue? Helen on the lips?
You say Helen, but do you mean Helen?

To act is a synonym,
And the vita activa is nothing
But the vita homocida. It’s code, and when,
Fist raised, we shout, act now!, we say kill.

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