I wish I could tell you
what I know about life.
Yes, the first time you look at the belly of the whale,
parsed out the rules
cracked the code
of artificial rules that hold a society together
life becomes meaningless.
Yes, it does.
doesn’t matter if you cut
doesn’t matter if you drop out
doesn’t matter if you have body art
doesn’t matter if you are homeless
it is all meaningless.
I wish I could you tell that
it is not the rules
but it is love that binds the world together.
You don’t have to self-destruct to learn this simple truth.