Ordinary language is all right.
One could divide humanity into two classes:
those who master a metaphor, and those who hold by a formula.
Those with a bent for both are too few, they do not comprise a class.
What gets to us is what stays with us.
Don't let up on what we can't let go of.
You only need to bother us a little.
Tell us what we think we think.
Leave room for a little more vanity.
Split us up, or bring us all down.
Dirty everyone's hands.
Cast us as ourselves.