Vast human generations

Posted: June 16, 2015 in poetry
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crowd

Vast human generations seething and reproducing
Talking about the weather and waiting for death
Pecking at each other like a murder of crows
Crawling over each other in search of food and sex like cockroaches
Each one seeking identity, significance and transcendence in an ocean of semantic bleach
Each wondering about the unknowable content of the neighbour’s consciousness
Each one willing to lie if no-one else will find out
Imitating each other’s desires in a sacrificial frenzy that always ends in murder
A virulent infection spreading over and consuming the entire planet
Pestilent people everywhere, all hypnotized by mobile phones
Poor and rich, attractive and ugly, black, white, brown and yellow
No end to it all. No end to it all.

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