The Patch Somatic

When art, science, and technological advancement took a back seat to profit, consumerism, and ill-conceived economics.

(Where it all went wrong)

A handful of the fortunate and fortune obsessed, oversee the entirety of the machine of society, ensuring that, above all, the rest of us continue to feed the machine. The machine that, without us, would crumble. We are holding the deteriorating, neglected bearings, splines, springs, seals, fasteners, and covers of it together with every greasy, callused hand, with every soot-filled breath. We hope for a better day while those lording over this dilapidated mechanical abomination beat down the blueprints for a life that would be easier but less profitable. We still advance, but only when it suits the bottom line. We are spare parts, we are the rags tied to the pipes, the solder in the cracks, we are the expendable, disposable, replaceable gunk keeping the fuel from spraying out at every joint. Worry nothing for what you mean to them, for nothing is what you mean. Your life is the stolen minutes between labors, find beauty there. Even only this amount of living is worth all of the dying. 

4 Comments

  1. This is so deep that most people that read it will not get it even a little bit. I read it three times and can see the cogwheel we are all on. If you are on the same page as I am on, I am happy to breathe in and out every day, while enjoying the little things if life. Like adding pages to the current book I am writing, learning to put together a new page or post on my website, This weekend was spent getting estimates for the repair of my Motorhome that I am not sure I will ever get the chance to go anywhere. Between wildfires and crazy people with big guns lurking. I am still treading on that treadmill and finding happiness in those little things. Hope you are too!

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    1. I am with you. I’m happy for a number of reasons as well. It’s regrettable, what we, to sustain our lives, have been forced to prioritize because of our society’s lack of foresight. It’s imperative that we know, deep down, what truly is important. It’s unfortunate that for many, those things which actually bring joy are the things for which we have the least amount of time. Thank you for your comment and your kind words.

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