The Wish Made Fiat


The enormous self-righteousness and pose
Of the lawgivers whose proposition
Would distribute among all the people
Equally the weight of reality,
Seeing it as a burden to be shared;
Domesticate the individual.
Say need is right. Make a luxury
Of pity, a virtue so commonplace
Its alchemy will seem an absolute.
Faith in the collective wish made fiat
Might alter even all causality.