Talking to the ceiling...
talking to the floor...
They interpret the creaks of weight-shifts from above
as the messages from some god.
And the squeaks of the floorboards hum patriotic slogans
about the geography below their feet; their nation.
Things to kill and die for.
"Let's play Hide & Seek
I'll play god and you play man
Now I'll create the meaning of your existence...
Just beyond the reach of your perception -
I'll hide it in my creation."
With due respect to whomever wrote this - I found it on the web, lost the reference and can't find it again. Thanks for the words.