I have lately only spoken
In hollow visions of the void
With the arrogance of thinking,
Too ennumbed by self congratulations.
The abyss has peaked its emptiness
Into my heart and mind periodically
With a gash of sinking terror.
To face annihilation,
To conceive of inconceiving,
To lose everything you are and have
In the inevitable non existance.
When this reality isn’t denied,
The flow of time through one’s heart
Unraveling the knots of Karma.
The weight of unimaginable convenience
Flowing forth on the back of ancient sunlight
Enslaved ever more effectively
In monstrous metal manacles
Sometimes begins to buckle
The artifice of my human mind;
My hopeful visions of the future
Bulging under the inertia of progress.
What would make the cosmos giggle more
The death of an unfulfilled individual
Or the demise of an insolent species?
Falling from the height
All that we can do is apologize
For the pain we have inflicted
In moments of unilluminated selfishness.