The Night Mare

The Night Mare

What questions should I ask?
Which “what if” should I imagine?
What if
I could
Wave my magic wand
Change the world
At least
Change my world
Am I wise
Wise enough
To remake the world
Is this even
The question I should ask,
We should ask?

Should I state instead
What I believe
How rapidly
Our world decays
Around us
Change it, move it
With one finger
No need for a place
To stand
Stand up,
Stand down
Stand around
Stand in line

Confirm, conform
No talking
In line,
Into the chute
Don’t worry
We’ll knock you out
First and foremost
It is good
For the good
For good
Think of others

Really. So shut up
What do you mean?
Just shut it
It’s about dinner
You know
Know what I mean
Eat the rich
I hear you say
That’s no solution
They’re too few
And too fatty
For my diet
Never mind cannibalism

They started it
The greatest game
While we hunt
For a sheltered place
To squat
Scraps to eat
A better tomorrow
Save us all
There are so many
More every day
What will we eat?

How soon,
How long before
We reach the tipping point
More likely
The breaking point
The point of the spear
At least
The point of this screed
Is there one
A need, a new creed
Away, a way
The way
Is there one
There is

How do you know?
Tao you know
Now you know
That’s Confucius
No, you’re confusing
I was snoozing
What’d I miss?
Not much
It’s only life
What’s the question?


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