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 & white look better than grey.
But easy doesn’t leave a trace,
can’t keep that fear at bay…
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?