Poor Maggots & Flies

Poor Maggots & Flies

poor 
pitiable
maggots and flies
devoid
(i suppose)
of the capacity
for transcendental
or spiritual
thinking

poor
pitiable
maggots and flies
denied
the knowledge
and understanding
of their essential roles
to everything
living
in our ecosystem

maggots and flies
necessary
for something
greater than themselves
as the world's janitors
yet
existing
in duality
as things must
as carriers
of disease
and pestilence
too

poor
maggots and flies
lives so short
so little
in between
their living and dying
than sucking on shit
and slithering
in garbage
and decaying flesh
yet devoid
(i presume)
of the existential dread
of a life
so short
and utterly wasted
on shit
garbage 
and rotting flesh

each fly
sucking on shit
doing far more
for the world
than me
perhaps
worried about
the brightness of my teeth
and otherwise
confounded
to uselessness
by the weariness
from all this
existential 
dread

yet
we cannot comprehend
the maggot mind
to know
if it's garbage
like ours
is exalted and elevated
to the divine
giving life
fuller meaning and purpose
making existence
in their short lives
far more
bearable
and the garbage
and shit
delectable
as devotions
graced
by 
the 
eternal

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