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arrogance of youth

look away look away when confronted with someone old & pick the age at which someone becomes unworthy of the same cultural pulse in which you find yourself beating, for here in america, the old are thrown to the side & left to fend for themselves without an adequate safety net & without an adequate amount of respect--- what can be found is a vast menagerie of airbrushed imagery plaguing the covers of every magazine & filling all the children avec wide eyes focused on the net, with the sense that what matters is money because money can make you beautiful & if you are beautiful you will be loved & if you are loved, you’ll age slowly & if you age slowly, you will never become that “wrinkled, ugly, useless thing” which the idolized american culture deems irrelevant--- how funny it is to think that for such a short time, the bumbling chutzpah of youth can overcome even the tiniest of flaws & yet when the youth begins to flush down the toilet, the flaws are still there glaring one in the face, with nothing but time to make them stronger & more pungent to the smell & feeling, like the more powerful of snobby cheeses--- yes, young america, you will age & die just like the rest of us & old america, you are going to get there quicker, whether you like it or not--- seems that beginning to look all ages in the eye & remembering just how irrelevant we all are, how much evolution has no need for the lot of us & how quickly our lives will all cease, might bring a bit more kindness into the world & start a reevaluation of what priorities need to be in our heads.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2012

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