Luxury Is Culture And Nature
Culture, nature: the two rubbed against each other
until the arc of life was created.

Culture releases nature from its natural moderation, letting babel =
towers grow, letting spires become redder and redder, lavishly
while I dream of escaping this

complicated being with bridges and passages
transporting bodies around
increasingly fleeting and flexible patterns

I long for life to reveal itself to me, in all its simplicity
without luxury and infrastructure, without machismo and institutions
nature washes through

castles
towers
you
me

with excessive force. Culture is superfluous = luxury.

Culture is a vital obstacle for nature = ivory. It drains
the foundation so

I
you
towers
castles

have a base to stand on. Culture is necessary = nature is a luxury humans cannot afford.

Culture, nature: the two continue rubbing.