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galen  ·  312 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Improving Ourselves to Death

    Meanwhile, parents continue to feed their children the loving, well-intentioned lie that there are “no limits” and they can “be anything,” which leaves the kids blaming themselves, rather than the market’s brutality, when they inevitably come up short.

Ding ding ding

I wrote this poem last fall:

  Constant cogitation,

Metamorphic ideation,

The obsessive re-creation

Of the self

Fears of inadequacy

Always injuriously

Feed the fundamentally

Empty internal monologue

Track a, track b,

Both can't crack me,

But make me empty

My thoughts to this page;

Unable to unwind,

Turn it off and get high

Forget and let it all go--

All this I forgo

In favor of words.

Fire finds fire fights

Friendly fire battle

Does it even matter

Am I good enough