Before our births, void of choice, we became part of the story,
During our lives, with a choice, we can't escape the story,
After death, abandoned choice, the story continues to seep.
- Andrew Mansell

It Goes On

After sunrise the moon stayed high
Water and milk mixed in my cup
The earth spun slower, the world sped up
Life expectancy rose for the human race
Not for the lab rat or monkey face.
The phone rang without tone
An executive sales officer spoke
Told of steak, veg, apple pie
in a certified organic capsule
Told of a boy who died a girl
And the hairs upon my chest
could be forever removed
Retirement is a lifestyle choice.
I told the salesperson
Cats and dogs can be friends
Machines can really talk
Not only prisoners are behind bars
And I killed someone and got away
Next time take the time to knock
The end of the world will be predicted
right before it happens.
He hung up before I could say
The more we know
the further the universe expands
The less we know
It goes on, much the same.

Andrew Mansell, September 2013.


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