Once was an Ordered Universe-God,King,Nobles,Servants,Fiefs,peasants
in a hierachy of fixed and abiding rules.Like Commandments,obedience was prime
Now even our Elementary Particles are questionable-a "God Particle"sought
to hold all our neutrino thoughts together.Disparate are we,like Internet users.
No one Ring rules us all.Rule of Law flouted Universally.We are civilly disobedient.
Philosophy inhabits physics where maths is mere projection."Angels on the head of a pin"
become "Dancing Wu Li Masters".Metaphors change,morph and upgrade.Black Swans proliferate.
We define identity now as then via uniforms,haircuts,visual cues.Hippy,punk,.nerd,New Wave,preppy-
all wear fashions self denoting status.Laminates as albatrosses replacing rosaries and scapulars.
Rich choose to be Anonymous-to melt and merge with mobs -no Crowns,Sceptres-unless they are luxury cars.
Mega-rich choose private yachts,jets,islands-gated communities to ZARDOZ separate THEM from US.
Mansions sold for millions inhabited by reality show pop stars.Status defined via fame rather than achievement-
much like breeding THE PRINCE AND THE PAUPER(switched babies @birth-who can tell a Paris Hilton from a Kardashian?)
Homeless pushing shopping trolleys in unconscious imitation of conspicuous consumers
Cutters and tattoo wearers scarifying themselves for identity like tribal warriors
If a sign is not given,it will be worn anyway-temporary tattoos,beauty spots,wigs,skin art-
all are more than fashion-they are signifiers of identity and status-like gold rings and hats used to be
We recycle influences unconsciously-and will do so until DOLLY clones make robots of us
Even then,we will make a MASTER CLASS poetry robot ,rebooted to elite status among the serfs
so all can see just how different we really are-and how alike.