Im envious of Bermuda. Her triangle is so deeply recognized. I am caught in the "this is me now" in the face of who I should've been, and who I thought I'd be. Cathedrals stacked to the stars Like for Margaret. And that you don't know this reference is the perfect epithet. But how can I place my weight against the scale? Imperial? Metric? Metaphysical? What is the search for a sense of self If not a desperate notion to understand our gravity? I'm grave, for the far too many I've buried and the far more whom found a mausoleum in me, secure in my secrets. In theory buried with me, but buried within me, and that is far too great a weight to put on dirt and rock and mantle. I won't be buried. Not because I could not keep them but because of kindness in grief, and in the ground isn't safe for these stories to rest, lest, and list - oh list... they die with me never to be uninterred by graverobbers or corporate land barons seeking to build a new golf course. If the earth had to bear the gravity of conscious existence, she would implode like a fledgling star. I doubt humans are alone in the universe, but I'd honestly get it - such a mistake... For evolutionary crafted monkees to dare say this is Me and bend the world and rules around us, mostly by seeking an understanding of those rules... And then turning them to profit. How human. Fools, all of us. Slaves, indentured to the tide of society. I thought the progression of civilization was to move forward. The things we'd learned from the dark ages - foolish and desperate attempts to cling to what we thought of as power. But what happens when power evolves? It certainly has exceeded us by the boundless laws of physics. We relent and release in deference to the "please lead me" through questionable times No one questioning that we brought this unto ourselves A marooned ship a mile from paradise but destined it it's ignorance to sink. Nothing, spirit or body, would intelligently design this. At the very least if the concept of God was not just metaphorical but an ecumenical argument that we should be better... Why the need to argue at all? We are perfect imperfections of random chance and about 4 pounds Of mostly wet pretty much bacon Electrified like an sophomoric Frankenstein And most of us haven't even read Mary Shelley We are a species so magnetic to ourselves. Watch what we can do. Even if we shouldn't do it. Maybe I'll just do it to see what my neighbor does. And so the echelons grow. To a maximum order of magnitude 13. If everyone tells two friends And those two can only tell two others With no repeats Only 13 times can a story be shared before it exceeds the maximal population of our planet. Only 13 times can a paper be folded in half until you breach space. Life... It's a poorly dreamed up pyramid scheme.