Certain Confusion

Shedding a tear,
Bearing witness,
To the tragedy of our enslavement
To our own machinery.

But despair gives way to rage:
An emotion that genteel society
Expects us to gently hold within,
As if a flag could contain a supernova.

A tedious ritual of daily reminders
Of how disempowered we are,
Despite what the gurus of goodness
Try to sell to us,
Leaving a lingering constancy of
Headache and heartache.

This certain confusion is confusing certainly.

The impulse to solve this problem
Manifests in strange ways,
The multiform escape weaves deception:
Chemicals, possessions, fables, pleasures, personalities,
Or any number of perverse pursuits posing positively.

Until… The inevitable hand of reality
Slaps hard enough to break the spell.

Certainly a fight is to be had
A refusal to lay down and die
Before the monstrosity of
Our machine.

 

Homeless? You Need More Nuclear Submarines.

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Certain Confusion

Shedding a tear,
Bearing witness,
To the tragedy of our enslavement
To our own machinery.

But despair gives way to rage:
An emotion that genteel society
Expects us to gently hold within,
As if a flag could contain a supernova.

A tedious ritual of daily reminders
Of how disempowered we are,
Despite what the gurus of goodness
Try to sell to us,
Leaving a lingering constancy of
Headache and heartache.

This certain confusion is confusing certainly.

The impulse to solve this problem
Manifests in strange ways,
The multiform escape weaves deception:
Chemicals, possessions, fables, pleasures, personalities,
Or any number of perverse pursuits posing positively.

Until… The inevitable hand of reality
Slaps hard enough to break the spell.

Certainly a fight is to be had
A refusal to lay down and die
Before the monstrosity of
Our machine.

 

Homeless? You Need More Nuclear Submarines.

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.

All content on this website, unless otherwise specified, is covered by the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike license for Stormformer Productions, 2021.

CC BY-NC-SA