Thoughtfully Loveless

I hate the bargain of your society.
It took more than it ever gave to me.
And, in the end alleged prosperity
turned out to be the biggest scam.

I never meant to focus on my self,
or the items collecting on my shelf.
But, rising, angry demands of the delph
shook the center of who I am.

As the time and tides went rolling past
and shadows on the dreams were cast
growing doubt on how long we'd last
found us not giving a damn.

We're looking Future in the eye,
wonderin' 'bout when we all die,
the same questions of how and why,
we've had since we began.

When you come across me there,
and think I shoulda cut my hair,
remember:  I ducked despair
and dodged the mortal program.