Burn

Spawned into abundance

offspring of a wealthy family

you were cursed with a cognitive malfunction

gorging on your mother’s unlimited milk

as she cleaned up after your messes.

And then the wind changed

Covered in your own filth,

you watched the earth burn

you saw your cities melt

like sandcastles in the rain

as you waited,

for Mother.

But she just wants you dead

she’s been collecting all of your infernos

assembling them into one big fireball

and getting ready to incinerate the house clean

getting ready to take back

what you thought was yours.

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George Tsakraklides

Author, biologist, exploring our broken kinship with the planet. INFJ born 88 ppm ago. 📚 The Unhappiness Machine. A New Earth. Lexicon of Dystopia.