Nuclear Humans

we are cells glowing illuminated
fluorescent rings that shimmer hovering
on an eyelash as we squint
through pre-dawn drizzle
we are bars with no reception
bars made of habit and plasma
we seek transactional gratification
from behind a grate
in a sewer of self-absorption
we are star-struck and star-addled
saddled with envy and discontentment
another light in a night oversaturated
outdoing the gods inside the city
engulfed in neon rivers now, digitally, too
with all the specular leaves in a corona
uncountable icons of consumerism
plastered over the sky and streaming
we distinguish our selves
through mass consumption of ourselves
leaving an inherent tension and denial

Published by Miles of Mindfulness

My name is Mike Bragg. I'm a Denver-based cycling enthusiast and a big advocate of mindfulness. I enjoy the outdoors, and I use mindfulness practices to help myself be more present with my adventures. I like to read challenging material, and I have a keen interest in ancient history and natural sciences.

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