it may all be lost in a masquerade –
that’s what Benson used to say
in the song that criss-crossed
between jazz and rhythm & blues –
maybe the universe is a giant hologram –
two dimensions projected over a 3d space,
and we all live in a simulated lab
of our own making – or our enemy’s –
which would explain the gaps
and limitations that often present themselves
in our silent hopes and daydreams –
and all the chit-chat we engage in
about race and sex and intersectionality.
Stop, the love you save may be your own.
Yes, the last line was borrowed from here:
And here is an abbreviated version of the George Benson classic: