Is belief in
the sentiment of love & of
a contradiction between
singular & universal:
must one sacrifice the other
is the distinction no more than
a mistaken understanding?
To what extent
are the things that we say & do
beyond our control?
the choice to say “No”
is always present,
profound dependency upon others*,
how can biological compulsion
override the tide of cause & effect:
how can the immaterial
change the course of material consequence?
& do these simple questions
we are forced to exist.
* Simone de Beauvoir – Pyrrhus and Cinéas
The grass is no greener on the other side,
no matter what they say
& stomachs like ours can’t digest it anyway.
Whether we’re more poster-children
for just another trend
we’re still just children.
I guess that’s why its so easy to hate
& why black and white look better than grey.
But easy doesn’t leave a trace,
can’t keep that fear at bay…
the fear we’ll all either feel at the end
or can’t keep away every day:
not one of us is exempt.
you want to call god or
karma or claim as the fault of others,
only we can face the danger of freedom;
only we can fight the terror of existence,
but I cannot do it alone.
will you join me?