There is none ……
but self preservation.
Or the need to transmit our selfish gene,
smug in the fallacy,
that we shall inherit the earth.
Who are we ?
A bunch of smart simians,
on a rock hurtling through space.
intent on draining our host, till we find the next place to breed.
This is perchance not evil intent
but the very cornerstone of our existence.
And some over everyone else have a ruse
to keep us calm, satiated, dominated,
entertained , as we try to outlive each other.
Annointed with hyssop then, vaccinations now.
The times haven’t changed much
Although I would love to live a thousand years.
For I am much entertained by
the prospect of everything new.
They say, the truth lies in being alive.
And my grasp gets tenuous each passing day.
All these unguent salves of hope
don’t quell, doubts of my mortal dilemma,
the sad argument of my reality.
Each day thinking I am closer to the eternal truth,
having resigned myself to the fact that there is none;
This hope gnaws at living entrails and tries to defeat death
And although I seek the restful slumber of the millennia
I am enamored of the possibility that my memories may be recycled again.