Birth, Life, Death - Trauma, Turmoil, Tranquility,
Reconciliation found only in time’s grinding immutability.
Quest for meaning, purpose, revelational answers - mankind’s tragic folly.
Facing a cold, indifferent, uncaring world, forever void of teleology.
Competition, acquisition, the all-pervading commodification,
Materialism, consumerism, the blind fundamentalism.
A life without a legacy left, a life surely squandered?
Seek nourishment through fame, through fortune; quell the insatiable ego.
Educate, Masturbate, Speed-Date, Pro-Create,
Unique identities composing a society, or a faceless mass of homogeneity?
Stifle creativity, eradicate individuality; endorse sociability, breed conformity.
A camera surveying every person, A law dictating every action.
Three-piece suit, Windsor knot, pocket watch, Oxford shoes,
A leather briefcase laden with social preconceptions.
The unyielding facade of etiquette, of formality, of civility,
To hide the beast that lies beneath - the raw homo sapien, forever shirking life’s fundamental question.