Poem Found In A Discussion With William Golding About Lord Of The Flies

attempt to trace
the defects of society
to the defects of human nature.

the shape of a society
must depend
on the ethical nature
of the individual.

then adult life appears,
dignified and capable,
enmeshed in the same evil
as the children.

and
the officers,
having interrupted,
prepare to take
the children in a cruiser
which will be hunting its enemy
in the same implacable Way.

[yet] who will rescue
the adult
and
his cruiser?

Poem Found In A Discussion With William Golding About Lord Of The Flies

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