At twenty, life becomes so starkly vivid -
you realize that the world
(not just the self-absorbed
mind cloud you live in,
but the whole WORLD)
is absolutely going to shit.
Death is everywhere
while immortality's nowhere,
and we're all directionless
feeble lifeforms who were
naturally selected to murder,
fuck, and consume all in our path.
And what can anyone -
an individual person, a Government,
a race, religion, majority or minority -
do to change it? Anything?

TMK 6.25.2006