Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Monday, 24 May 2010

The Hospice at Jerusalem

Somewhere, nowhere,
everyone everywhere
grades everyone else
according to the state
and the quality or absence
of their underwear.

What I cast off in summer
is much like my mind:
underwashed by the over-hygienic.
Only the loincloths of yogis
and saints were more full
of the odour of transfiguration.

So I remain in occultation.

3 comments:

Wofl said...

NOTE:-
Underwear became an item of dress in Europe shortly before the invention of the bathroom, circa 1878. Underwear was closely linked with the rise of Protestant Prudery, Victorian hypocrisy and obsessive bodily hygiene.

This last rode on the back of the social rise of the qualified quack (Doctor of Interventionist Medicine) which has continued, despite the shameful history of doctors like Mengele, the suppression of research (e.g. Helicobacter) and murderous pharmaceutical giants, until the present day

Unknown said...

I don't wear any.

Wofl said...

VERY glad to hear fresh news in the suffocating world of underwear.