Just as Roman Catholicism celebrates Mass
With the body and blood of Christ
Duly transmuted into the wafer and wine,
So Social Transcendentalism should celebrate,
In officially coming to pass,
The dual sides of its spiritual integrity
Through recourse to both 'acid' and 'coke',
Or some harmless derivative thereof,
The one symptomatic of its 'social' (bureaucratic) side,
The other symptomatic
Of its 'transcendental' (theocratic) side -
The former preponderant over the latter ...
As is the wafer over the wine
In the celebration of Mass.
For the wine is transmuted paganism,
The 'Roman' side of Roman Catholicism,
Whereas the wafer is properly Catholic,
Corresponding more universally
To the Mother than to the Father.
It is the wafer rather than the wine
That confers a truly Catholic bias.
Likewise it should be the 'acid'
Rather than the 'coke' (mainly reserved,
in any case, for spiritual leaders ...
as a symbolic intimation
of properly meditative futurity
within a drug-based culture)
That confers a truly social one.