2 Metaphors for default

A defalcation is a cutting off, a subtraction; a default is a failure in duty.

Just soYou know their rage for shaven crowns How they'll deny their Godbut not their priest Flirtsscandal-mongersin default of both come Platonic loveworship of art and genius Idols which make them dream of heaven, as girls Dream of their sweethearts, when they sleep on bridecake.

2 Metaphors for  default