February 2nd, 2020

Shaman - Horse

Poem - Cure the Sad

The poem “Cure the Sad” was inspired by thoughts about the need for stimulus in the typical human experience.


Cure the Sad

To merely feel would be enough
this is the desire above all else
status quo denies this need
thus the masses seek release

the placebos of yesterday
no longer satisfy to the dismay
of those chasing the next fix
wishing something more than bliss

the alternative is equally sought
though adherents would surely balk
stating discomfort is not the same
it’s about the shift in the brain

one or the other is enough
the best part of life’s true drug
slipping away in aftermath
then more is sought to cure the sad.

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