Thanksgiving Elegy

We exist in a culture that

is all about showing you

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everything you can’t

have, can never

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afford.  Luxury of comfort

is systematically withheld

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from you by those who have

too much to understand a thing

about reality.  Too much

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value has been placed on the things

we elect to represent our ideas

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of beauty, justice, comfortable

peace of denial.  So we forget that

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we all, like roses (as indifferent as

ever), are most beautiful

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while preparing to die.  This moment

arrives, joyfully find the warmth of skin

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so you can forget about all

~~~     ~          ~that shit you just bought.

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