Forgetting the Fundamentals, Or Why the Devil is in the Details.

Effort and return:
We sit and eat and watch, effortless, while others play for us, useless, death,
Inflated and exalted, leeching life, dead
in spite of our heartbeat.
They work and produce what we consume, necessary, growth,
Laboured and tired, giving life, dead
in service of a better life.

Language:
Words spoken and written and agreed upon in meaning, clear, defined,
Created and evolved, describing reality, understood
by everyone.
Intentions confused in pretentious choices or purposeful misdirection, foggy, shapeless,
Hollowed and debased, meaning forgotten, understood
by no one.

Religion:
We sing and dance and sip the wine, together, united,
Glorious and righteous, soaring accounts, lessened
for each other.
They weep from the pain in their stomachs, separate, untied,
Povertous and powerless, suffering dutifully, lessened
by the ones above.

Unity in separation, or one is all, all is one:
It created and grew and provided for us everything, generous, whole,
Separate and connected, encompassing all, living
as individual pieces.
We described and detailed it apart from each other, selfish, incomplete,
Separate and disconnected, dignifying differences, dying
as individual pieces.

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