We are what we assimilate.
Every sidewalk crack
struggling greenery escapes through.
Every desert pebble harkening to
Children exiled from history,
exude melanoma, dark humor.
Exquisite delusions claim truth:
peer reviewed. Shadow want
without desire. Futilely seeking adventure.
Slipping down random rabbit hole,
wishing on some distant star.
Eagerly, clumsily chipping away
gingerbread walls in search of
before monsters or taboos.
obsessively paints bodily waste
upon rocky exposure,
unaware of the concept of