I wrote this poem to look at why change – personal or organisational – seem to stall so often. Does change sometimes just need a good old explosion, levelling the ground, to enable us to start all over again?
How to explode a situation:
Put dynamite under the assumptions.
Light the fuse.
Pour acid upon the elements and
Watch their appalling interaction
With a new Ouzi, rapid-fire all of the
Deeds and Motives until they Shatter.
Sear the Sensitivities with a flame-gun
And finally, frazzle the beliefs and values
With a killing look.
The fuse then reaches its destination and
BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!
The Assumptive base cracks and the whole
Clear the ground.
And begin again.
© Paul Levy 2012