In Praise of the Artificial

They tell us all we must not eat the fake
They tell us don’t consume synthetic stuff
They say we’re sick because of this mistake
And why can we not see past the cruel bluff?

In the world we find many things on every side
But among it, I see “natural” evils too
Arsenic, botulinum, and cyanide
Through yohimbine and zearalenone, to name a few

On either path this world thus runs unsafe
When darkness creeps, and sickness comes, we turn
Well as we should, we turn to doctor’s ways
and medicines. Through it perhaps we’ll learn

Then, I pray, just give what’s beneficial.
So I praise, I praise the artificial.

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2 Responses to In Praise of the Artificial

  1. Peter says:

    I love this!

  2. Pingback: The Rings: “Remember when you were slaves in Egypt” | The City Theologist

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