12 December 2014

Four Hundred and Forty-Two


Arrogant, bigheaded, conceited, egocentric, egoistic, egotistic, high and mighty, selfish,
Vain, narcissistic, inflated, proud, self-absorbed, self-admiring, self-centered,
Snobbish, self-important, self-interested, self-loving, self-seeking,
Self-satisfied, self-regarding, smug, stuck-up, superior.
Vanity, vanity, all is vanity, and so many descriptions to boot.

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Each and every day, every human being in this dreaming
Wakes up and re-imagines a universe they believe real.

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You are but one
Of the myriad eyes of godness,
Yet another sovereign witness to the infinity of dreams
Oneness can inspire.

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It is rational to go your own way, to abide alone.
Guilt, remorse, obligation, are mortal cuisine.

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As if all the measuring really means squat.

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Check your vanity at the door, Pilgrim.

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Abide the irrational, the absurd, the insane,
And be agreeably disposed when rationality,
Moderation, good intention, sporadically arise.
The good news is that it may not be all bad news.

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What so many call love in this theater of the absurd
Is expressed through endless shades of self-absorption.

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What contortions those cemented into one meme or another
Will maintain to rationalize, to justify, their imaginary universe.

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There is intelligence, insight, wisdom, from every geography, every time.
No culture or group reigns unmatched in the countless lessons life offers all.