We are cruel clumsy creatures

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We are cruel, clumsy creatures
Running in circles and
Running in circles and
Running into each other.
Tracing obscure angles into the earth,

We glow with desperation and despair.
Our frustration is blinding.

We are a savage, sightless species.
All of us hurting and
All of us hurting and
All of us hungry and
There is not enough.

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  1. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Well that was depressing. Nicely set up and well executed. But still a rather dismal take on mankind. Can’t say I can really argue with it, but, you know, it’s not cheerful.

  2. Avatar Patroclus81

    It’s definitely a depressing take, and I don’t believe it’s true at all. Or, I guess I should clarify, its not the WHOLE truth. It was very true and honest to me in the moment that I wrote it, but that doesn’t mean its my final word on the matter :)