Manufacture Date

 

Passive

and indolent.

A bright hue,

a closed circle.

Meaning

meaning nothing,

but a conflict.

Catch a fire

inside you.

No hope,

no innocence,

just rough

contrarians

and bile.

Ask a question

get a serpent.

Touch a truth,

infection

becomes beauty.

The fashionable

pock marks.

Skin,

discarded,

disposable.

Temptation,

more a pastime

than a flaw.

Age

is coming in

to break the cycle.

Generational,

this dysfunction.

Who you are

in all of this

is not

described inside

the letters

on the page.

This is written

in your DNA.

You’ve been

programmed

since your

manufacture date.

One

and one

are two,

or more.

The math

has always been

the tale.

Explanations

arduous

to the fading

and the slow.

You can lead

a horse to water,

but he’ll never be

a fish.

Life is full

of disappointments.

 

 

HG – 2022

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