From swinging from branch to branch to swinging on ropes; Evolution has done us dirty.
Feeding off the sun’s yellow energy
It seems the more we evolve, the more we cease to evolve.
Convenienced by the latest chips – Micro chips – Nano chips, potato chips; couch potatoes we become. Comfortable; very little prompts us to strive for our survival or at least our survival skills to peak.
Uncomfortable apes; was life ever too much? Did we ever think to just end it all? Married to our forever hightened senses, conscious and aware of our environment. Suckling on Nature’s tits, appreciating each and every drop as it comes. Knowing, yet not really knowing what Winter will bring… Connected to our system of life. Our circle of life. Our survival.
Comfortable humans; stats tell us that we are more likely to die from overeating (obesity and related illnesses) than we are to die of hunger. Stats also tell us that (today) a human is more likely to take their own life than to be killed by an enemy (and or by being attacked by a predator)…
Uncomfortable humans; life widely seems too much. Infatuated and distracted by dot coms; Our survival skills are at an all time low. We do think to just end it all… We do.
Captivated by chips, disconnected from our system of life. Our survival… We swing.
Helplessly chasing our depth… Something more
On pills we over medicate
On ropes we swing
Something’s definitely missing
It is said that if you don’t use a muscle, you lose it.
If the same goes for our senses… Our basic sense(s) to survive… It is no wonder we can’t tell why we’re sad.
I resonate with lovers
I feel lovers
I understand lovers, real lovers
People who’s own individual joy is not enough…
People who can’t help their urge to draw someone else in, a companion to presently, possibly ever after share and experience the happiness they already have
Money makes our heads go ’round
We lose our balance
Cheque your balance
Pound of flesh for a pound
We give rounds
Round and round again
Spinning heads we give
Forgetting what’s at stake
If time and money are one, why do we hunger for so much only to cut it short?
In our airy desires we sink
You were always the one
For everything I wasn’t
Who couldn’t tell
That with your young time I was everything you needed to buy
I never had it in me
Never brave enough for a “Hi”
This is goodbye
Most of us have given up on love
We simply don’t believe in it
At least not as something that is meant to last and stand the test of time and temptations.
We get kicks from interfering with other people’s relationships
No guilt is swallowed
A revelation complex, we feel we’re merely exposing what is meant to be a “hoe is life” for everyone.
We “steal” your bae, not because we love or want to be with them but merely just to stroke our egos; to reassure ourselves of how empty holy matrimony is
We do not want to be loved, we just wanna be wanted by everyone.
When we come across someone who seems to only want that one person (that isn’t us), it bothers us, it shakes us and what our early scars and misadventures have lead us to believe…
Our adequacy questioned
A threat we challenge
A challenge, we seduce
That big fish we have to catch
A bad itch we have to scratch
Of course you can…
Can’t buy it though
Some diets do
Doctors say it’s true
Accidents prove it too… I’m younging, I’m kidding, I’m speeding, I’m childing, I’m wilding
Living fast, I’m adulting
Old age pending
Craving our better years
Nostalgic, We revert
We divert our attention
Our questions from “Why are we here?” to “How long are we here?”
I know how it feels to lie
When I do, I don’t even bat an eye
I do it to fit what I’ve been made to believe is a good look…
Saddest trick in the book
There’s something very attractive about transparency
Nudity… Being bare
True to one’s situation
No second guessing
Something we all can see
If you think about it; Nothing makes our ‘flaws’ frowned upon more than us keeping them a secret.
By keeping them a secret, we are frowning upon them ourselves before anyone else can.
Penitent leaders of our own judgement…
By the way, can we agree that secrets are the root of loneliness… phoniness? No?
Us frowning on our “flaws” is us fuelling and validating them as not just flaws but problematic flaws, in turn making us problematic in our own eyes…
We start to believe it, we become it… Unworthy… Lonely…
Are we human?
a lost cause?
Let’s keep it moving
Fast-forward… Don’t wanna talk about it
In fact, skip the track
The true spirit of who we are…
Soft cotton bedding
Heading further… Deeper
Footprints gently sinking, thinking, questioning… Deeper
Having heavy conversations about the furthest constellations of our souls…
“Are you a believer?…”
A believer of your own fate or the pearly gates?
Tick a box
Hell, let’s debate
Never mind, it can wait
They say we all have a gift; a talent
Yeah, we all have it
A good habit
A notion from the west
That one thing we do best
The very heart of our Earthly quest
It sets us apart from the rest
It gives us fulfilment… Yeah, ask Cassper Nyovest
Much like heaven
If we do not believe in it, we will never see the joy of it
Much like hell
You don’t have to believe in failure to experience it
The worst situation is default settings for those who lack the spirit to fight for more
Faith to the core
If it’s meant to be, why should I break a sweat?
It’s quite simple
I let words get to me… Break me
They penetrate my anatomy
I lose it like Britney
Or was it Whitney? Breezy? Yeezy?
A combination maybe?
I shave my crack
Hooked on my head
A catchy track
In my mind the words play over and over again
Slowly they lick away my smile
My spirit swallowed whole
Their hunger satisfied
They spit out what’s left of me
My distorted anatomy
Disgorged and alive
Words couldn’t stomach my bitter pieces
Survival of the fittest
Last piece standing
Throbbing for my inner peace
From reveries so airy, from the toil of dropping buckets into empty wells, And growing old in drawing nothing up
I finish what I start
A fight, a race, a piece of art
What does it make me if I don’t
A quitter? A loser? Who cares?
I start relationships left, right and centre
My intentions you know
Smash and go
No longer outplayed
Ability to love decayed
Loyalty never wanted me
But that’s okay, I’m young and free
Plenty of fish in the sea
I move with the current
The new age, the new wave
Too young to behave
Maybe old age will save
But even then… What will I have to show?
Michael Corbin via Behance
Generally seen as a characteristic possessed by the squeezable
A mark of vulnerability
Weak to the core
A take advantage of go ahead
Talking about it feels weird
But I’ll let it out
I’ll make a thread
fuck it; I’ll start a twar
Bred by our simplicity
Our black or white; forget the grey mentality
Our ignorance provokes defeat
Defeated by what we’re becoming
Afraid of the cunning, the grim, the seemingly untouchable, the corrupt, the poisonous, the fucked
Tail tucked between legs
We throw stones at the little light hope survives on
Unsaving the day
Helplessly exploiting away each other’s light…