The Chase

Primates playing chase on a pair of ropes

Colours fade into nameless shades of grey
and where the tonsure of bas-relief crudely
stands effete, semantic symbolism degrades
into meaninglessness. The artefacts of an old
existence deny you humanity but you don't
recognise them anyway, they are not bound
to objects of power that belay access to reason.

~ Ivan Donn Carswell