We see your human
absurdity, the unsettled 
manifestations of quaint 
          claiming moral superiority.
You’re jammed
into horizontal gravity,
unable to find your
          burn-all-the-bridges silence
that might set you free—but 
your higher consciousness
is lost in translation of 
thoughts pinned
          to the wings of prayers
you hoped would bathe you
in truth, reducing your lives to
barren idioms and never
placated emptiness—so you
disparage the lives of others in
futile attempts to
          nullify your churn.
Accept yourself.


© Rob Taylor, 2021

“Ultimately, we must confront a painful point of clarity. The paradox of our existence is that we struggle in a perpetual conflict that finds us seeking to protect ourselves from each other. But in the process, we do not measurably improve the human (or any other) condition. The absurdity of our existence is that we accept these circumstances as an unalterable aspect of life.”

Taylor, Rob. The Irreducible Primary: A Dialogue on Nature, Spirituality, and the Human Condition (p. 30). Rob Taylor. Kindle Edition.