Convenience

24 Jul

Convenience

 – Miep Rowan O’Brien, March 21, 1991

 

Why do people work in mills?

To make it easier for us to throw away clothes.

Why do people work in coal mines?

To make it easier for us to show off our energy.

Why are people homeless?

To make it easier for us to live in seclusion.

 

Why do we throw our shit into the sea? 

To make it easier to forget where we came from.

Why do we throw our shit into the sky?

To make it easier for us to hide from the stars.

Why do we like to throw everything away?

To make it easier to forget about ourselves.

 

Why do people die in wars?

To make it easier to feel good about ourselves.

Why are people in pain ignored?

To make it easier to feel bad about ourselves.

Why do poets die young and tragically?

To make it easier to feel romantic about ourselves.

 

Why do we beat each other up?

To make it easier to get on with it.

 

Why do we break each other’s hearts?

To make it easier to feel human.

 

Why do we like to try to die?

To make it easier.

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