27 – Ride a Painted Pony Let the Spinnin’ Wheel Fly

Inspired by the headline “Ancient Mass Child Sacrifice May Be World’s Largest,” National Geographic, April 26, 2018.

In engineering,
redundancy is the
“duplication of critical
components or functions…
with the intention
of increasing reliability
of the system,
usually in the form
of a backup or fail-safe,
or to improve actual
system performance”

In our day-to-day,
redundancy
is the reliable,
and often
undermines systems,
which is why we engineered
components of faith
and backups of hope,
neither so far
proving fail-safe
or of the quality
of improving much,
most especially
human nature.

Definition of redundant systems from Wikipedia. Image: Carousel, by Sue Coe. Poem ©2018, Jen Payne. National Poetry Month #27. Find more poems with a note of social commentary in Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind! BUY THE BOOK

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