Give It Up! Let It Go!

What began with an
Earnest yearning
For pure utility
Quickly became
A hemispheric purging performed
With Stalinesque finesse

All the papers burned
And the tapes erased
With their arms cut off
All hands were lost
And left helpless for anonymity
To snuff their infamy

Not revenge for an
Opaque offense
Merely irrelevance
Lesson to be learned:
Muses, use your aesthetes with care
For they're your archivists