Carpe Diem

And how you must think we are monsters,

Pawing and grabbing and drooling and

Chasing you back to your home and

Your cute room-mates.

Defending you from us,

The barbarians at the gate.

I am sorry, so sorry you are so pretty.

So blithe and lithe and shameless.

Vulnerable and hopeful. Calcium white.

 

Courtesy of Death Rainbows

I am sorry we have made you jaded

Made you grow a thick shell

To protect yourself from us.

You are right to cut with rusty shears

The line I threw to you.

In night’s silence, severance.

Your library a jumbled mass, a catalogue

of denial. Your only power, really.

Mine a single slim volume, about

The defense of lost causes.

Author: Jason D. Rowley

As I mentioned elsewhere, I wear a lot of hats. Currently, I'm interested in VC data, early stage startups, and journalism. Previously I've been a blogger, designer, researcher, startup founder, (temporary) college dropout, connector, occasional branding designer and amateur chef.

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