I apologize, perhaps I wasn't clear. I didn't mean to say you were pointing any fingers in the poem, nor did I mean ignorant in the more commonly used pejorative sense. I more or less meant obliviousness (being unaware, or not in contact with something). I apologize for my lack of clarity. And thanks for articulating the ice idea, it actually makes a lot more sense now that you put it like that. Always fun to take second looks.
I'm just wondering if you could explain the «unrule» thing more. Are you refering to the orwell 1984 book's style of turth and untruth, love and unlove, happy and unhappy? Or is it just a word you felt was meant to be used ?
Sorry if I'm being too curious and thanks in advance.
I like your comment that its as real as you feel". "There will Never be a Tomorrow" is more my comment on humankind's drive to control the environment we have with our will and not doing it well either. This starts with the perceptions we have on being which I present as misguided and confused. The thing is that while we can bleed right now, we cannot bleed "yesterday" or "tomorrow". Those are only ideas. So many people are so bound with the ideas of yesterday and tomorrow, they are not in touch with the now of our bleeding environment and its effects on us. Power(plants) is symbolic of this in that it means the power plants we are building that cause destruction to all life and also the power of plants to give us life. I've got to admit I'm asking a lot from a reader to get hold on what I wrote but its a big problem and not easy to simply make the connections.
In "Milk", the first stanza is about people who complain. The second stanza is about those who go around scowling and projecting their disapproval on others, thus "long distance". The third is about not complaining for what you are getting even though the circumstances may not be ideal. Each stanza while with seemingly different themes is meant to stand on its own but to also contribute overall. Everyone seems to like the kitty. Thanks for commenting.