Bane

Alligators, crocodiles
music lovers, cinefiles

men who work at night for money
every kind of endless honey

when to crawl across the road
how to gut the common toad

all these things and others too
are now available to you

so much so that the normal glutton
barely looks beyond the button

nor needs to rise up from his bed
if he should wish to fill his head

yet still the heart remains unknown
and thus can humans die alone

for without the other to understand
bloodless data is the bane of man.

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Etymology
Icelandic bani (“bane, death”).

Noun
-A cause of misery or death; an affliction or curse
-Poison, especially any of several poisonous plants
-A disease of sheep; the rot.

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