All the things we want are the very things we refuse to give
It seems we learn not from being loved but hate
For we replicate that very state
We have new ways to shut out life now
Our digital devices allow us to be passive and aggressive
The new way to say no is to ignore
We don’t talk we text
We don’t even touch when we have sex
We just click some keys and hope for the best
Life’s energy has been zapped out of us
Nothing means anything anymore
Relationships are just a big bore
Going through motions and lacking in passion
Not wanting to begin anything because we’re scared of it lasting
Why not escape to a fictitious world?
It’s so bright and colorful there
With the flip of a switch we can change the color of our hair
Be anyone we want to be
All for nothing or maybe a small fee
What’s funny is that when we don’t know identity
It makes us more loving, exciting and free
We care not that a battered soul is flickering behind the screen
It’s just a fantasy being
Who can blame us for wanting to escape?
Nothing is the way we want it to be
The lives we construct are never built to last
The time ticks away and future becomes past
So very fast
Maybe the best way to get back to the center of life is to leave
Visit different planetary ways of being
Shedding human skin can be very freeing
We’ve already detached from the essence of life anyway
Why not get totally lost?
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