trapped

Trapped, I’m trapped
I’m trapped in this country
trapped in this society,
trapped in this house
trapped in this body
trapped.
I want out
I want a way to a better future
but I fear the only future I have is the one that is coming.
And it looks dim.

I don’t want to see all the terrible things in the world.
I don’t want to know that even as people are rising up
their freedom is being stolen.
I don’t want to live in this world where everything is so fucked up.
And it is.
I’m too poor to be poor,
explain that.
Oh I am rich in the things that matter
full of love and surrounded by it.
That alone is reason enough to stay
but god damn it if this world isn’t getting crazier by the second.

I won’t leave, I can’t
but fuck
I can’t take it anymore
I want to scream until my throat bleeds
I do.
But to what avail?
None.

All we need is each other
together people have the power to make our world better
but we can’t even get along amongst our own tribes.

You know what?
I don’t have any answers
I’m just as terrified and confused as all the world.
And that is just it,
I don’t have the answers
and I can’t look to the world for answers
for what?
Morality?
Justness?
The balance requires that life not be fair,
but at some point you gotta think,
“ok, well, the scales have tipped so far this way, it’s gotta tip back or collapse”
not one of us is ready for it.
Can even comprehend such things
or want to
but I see no way out but through,
and through is gonna knock us collectively on our asses.
Awesome.

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