Switch: an act of adopting one policy or way of life, or choosing one type of item, in place of another; a change, especially a radical one./change the position, direction, or focus of./adopt (something different) in place of something else; change./substitute (two items) for each other; exchange.

There's joy in being oblivious.

Don't you think?

When you can't seem to stain your life with the ink

that swallows everyone.

Your deliriousness amazes many

And effects few.

There's fun in working hard.

Though it's forgotten.

The satisfaction that comes with knowing you've made something.

With your hands and your mind

And your soul.

There's pain in love,

However much ignored.

One day you will realize just how bad it hurt to love someone

Infinitely, Definitely

Unconditionally.

All these things are true,

The sound of trust wringing through them

As I take the concepts you thought you knew everything about

And change them

And morph them into something new.

You can't keep living not knowing,

And I'm sorry and I wish I wasn't the one who had to show you

But these are things you must learn

And things you must hear

And things you must see, Because these do not just go away.

These are the constants

These are what rule my life and change my thoughts

And own me,

And will Always own me.

And have Always owned me.

One day you will have to flip the Switch

From being a child,

From not accepting that there is

work and pain and stupidity

In This World.

You will need to flip the Switch.

And accept that there are things you do not know

Things you will not learn

cannot learn.

But you will learn to fight.

Fight for all of that information

Fight until it kills you,

Because you are no Waiter

And you will not concede for second place

You will realize the If's

You will conquer the Never's

You will embrace the And's

You will speculate the Or's

You will eradicate the Can't's

You will do so much my darling,

Even when you flip the Switch,

You will need to know and how I wish you could stay this way forever

Protected.

The Switch isn't as bad as it seems

I Promise.

I mean,

Look at your Mama.

Look at me

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