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strange new grown ups.

we are connected by wires, cables and modems
.
rarely a handshake.

we are comforted by the
white noise sounds
of running fans and air conditioners.

the din of traffic
.
waves of hushed metallic clamor
from our overpopulated streets. calmed by the aquamarine blue screens
of non signaled TVs.

our lava lamps are screen savers.

our idea of freedom costs
too much money.

after all the bullshit we've dealt with
growing up
,
like every generation before us,

we reacted poorly.

now addicted to smoke in our lungs
,
we grew up knowing as prepackaged death
.
killing the earth
.
eating supersized poison food
.
waiting for cancer as if it's a
social disease.

we don't want to get old anyway
.
we were the first to see
what it's done to the rockstars.

we've watched our heroes sell out

instead of die tragically.

witnessed their old age fear
of dying
in blaring Technicolor and
pyrotechnics.

watched the wrinkles grow with their
bank accounts as
their integrity hits

rock

fucking

bottom.

we see this as the greatest threat.

the old getting richer instead of wiser.

while we starve on the pavement,

hungry for culture and beauty

and food that won't kill us.

never wanting to grow up
,
because we have no idea
why we should.

Created: Aug 10, 2012

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