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The People 3



the people of hope vs the people of fear
the people of progress vs the people who misapprehend yet revere the past
people so eager to give God reason to believe in them without insisting upon reciprocation
people prioritizing things I don’t care about
people who alienate me by being so unlike me
people judging you on criteria of which you are not even aware
people relating anecdotes of things they can no longer relate to
people who run around looking for someone to disapprove of them
people of appetite suppressants and libido enhancers
people who grow increasingly incompatible with normal
people who long to be reliably unreliable but only manage to be unreliably reliable
people smart enough to know they aren't smart enough
people who are never wrong...or right
people who wonder what they were supposed to think about something
rather than thinking about it
people who know no fascination but sexual
people who believe who they don't love, love who they don't believe
people who do what they do despite not wanting to
people who seek contamination to accelerate purification
people, with their self-inflicted wounds
people complacent with complicity
people whose heaven is armageddon
people who failed the most basic responsibility:
to leave the world no worse than they found it
people who will leave nothing un-fucked-with

All poems are written and copyrighted by Michael C. Rush.
None may be republished or repurposed without permission.