Untitled [poem]

Many generations ago
when we were already old
our philosophy reached a sublime peak

We conjectured a life
of weightless leisure
of easy companionship
of unbounded creativity
of abundant and effortless foods
of indefinite and refined contemplation

We applied our minds
our energies
our technologies
and it came to pass

Now we live in a state
of sustained bliss

From time to time
as the epochs tumble by
- and as we had foreseen -
calamities befall us

From time to time
we are starved or slain

Our tears
are as valuable
as the heavy metals made
by dying stars
will last as long

This truth
propels our play
our songs
our love
our dreams

We dream
that you will one day join us

A great welcome awaits


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