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The Self

Forget the self for a moment,
what do you get?

        a vehicle of flesh, bone and blood.

This feeling of dissatisfaction 
creeps up like a parasite ready to suck
out my ivory soul, 

      a meat shield to break for others.

The fine wine, trickles down
first my lips then my chest,
way down to my shady feet.

      a cradle for disease and emotion. 

Ashes within my thoughts, for
my brain is smouldering with jealousy,
a walk way with beautiful people. 

    a load of redundancy and tradition. 

Five hundred miles in each
direction, somewhere has my mind.
Believe in God they say, they say. 

  a train wreck of to do's and do nots 

Here are my views, take them
or leave them, they construct
upon the base of a newly born child. 

  a piece of literature that is incomplete.

Ho-ho! we dream, and dream we
shall, until reality intermixes with
our desires and so we wait.

  a bitter, polluting waste in nature's mouth.

Forget the self for a moment,
what do you get?

I think, you think, we all think...death. 

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