after Brecht

I am told that the best people have begun to say,
from a moral point of view, how it is difficult now
to believe in a cause. With international terror, the
home-grown sort was difficult to ignore. Of course
the finest of us were never in their target, being able
to justify the conflict for either side. But even the bishop
is concerned about absolution: perhaps a collective
blessing where nobody catches his eye. Business types
warn about recession, as most of those ‘volunteers’
will need a pension. Some even think it better to maintain
status quo. But they do say we should attend the Let go
and Forget
sessions, coupons free with national newspapers.
I believe they have someone there so mesmerising that even
those with holes through their palms may learn to pray.