Until Life Runs Out

DW1 ~ Dreaming a New World ~ Philip Brent

DW1 ~ Dreaming a New World ~ Philip Brent

Our world drowns
In ignorance
No one knows
Our world smothers
Under ennui, apathy
No one cares
We inhabit tiny cages
Think we’ve got it
Good, or not
We run, race
Within our wheels
Believe we are
Getting somewhere

We smoke weed,
Drink, pop pills
Preen and pretend
We don’t see
Any of this, anything
Keep our heads down
Never try
Have no fear
We will miss
Look for our faces
On milk cartons
We have been
Missing so long

See us, wan, pale
Haggard visages
Hung on poles
Boot-printed faces
Trod upon, drowned
In muddy puddles,
Murky waters
Jamming sewer grates
Shredded, sinking
Beneath the waves
Ink and blood
Our identities
Washed away

Where are we now?
I see us all around
Cannot create
Word, touch or sound
Bitter, burning tears
We cry, carving skin
Salt to saturate
Each, every ocean
Until we run
Out of life
And life runs
Out of us


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