Life Sucks – And I Write Poetry

There is something in the air
sucking the life out of our lungs
killing humanity
maiming all that is sacred
Even religion is in on it

There is something in the water
sucking the life from our rivers
which pollutes the rain that falls
so much so that even deserts
refuse to drink its fluidity

There is something in the soil
sucking the life from the roots
of the crops trying to grow
leaving mold and decay
and hunger in its wake

There is something in my heart
sucking the life out of life
eating away at love and kindness
a parasite in service to a master
I am afraid to face

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