Dispatches from the wilds of Poetania – 1 UP

Why can’t life be more like a video-game?
Why can’t there be a clear destination,
and only one way to get there?
where cul-de-sacs
and wrong turns,
are filled with gold coins
instead of a hopeless wilderness?
Where questions of morality,
and motivation
can be boiled down
to the mathematics of points;
where another’s life
is worth less
than the soda-cans,
or apples
they’re standing in front of;
where save points
let you try
over, and over,
and over,
until you get it perfect?

Where you know, with certainty,
that eventually,
you will fucking win,
and the game will just end.

Published in: on November 11, 2010 at 6:33 pm  Comments (2)  
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  1. Thats a little… bleak.

    Good stuff, though.


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