Still Here


Desperate times deserve appropriate responses
Since we lucked out this time around
And we already know the next go will be twice as wrong

Survival as a concept has been absolutely perverted
Authenticity has been curated into a fine dehydrated powder
To keep a straight face is a Sisyphean chore

I am still the same
I am completely changed
I am still here

Promises of post-era behavior remain ignored
Even though we barely skated out alive
Existence is a Hadron collider of fact v fiction

Everyone now a degenerate gambler
Waiting for the next small-pot payout
Perseverance and resilience sell products and services