We've been here before

As we are, and will be

Until time and dust have their way

Recycled faces, convoluted tastes

Are all we claim for our own

Fear and fire

Arrogance and sex

Prolong no oblivion

And stall enlightenment

Humankind, yes

Destructive, racist humankind, perhaps

Will endure

But individuals are doomed

By the very notion that they indeed

Have ever existed

Forever fighting the losing battle

Against the inevitability of pointlessness

History undermines the unique

Our present wars, mere carbon copies

With deadlier stakes

And thicker curtains

To hide our Gods

You will read

You will ignore

This vicious cycle

Even these words

Have been here before.