Engineering terms to describe conditions,
as always, left alone to ponder the meaning
how to reconcile the layers
& figure out how to articulate answers
so as not to “offend” sensibilities.
Without discourse though, those minds slamming shut
pulling curtains and a fuck you sign on the door
makes consensus impossible, and puts everyone in a foul mood.
Humanity will never survive if we insist further that “something needs to change”
preaching to empty pews
on the corner of our overturned soapboxes.