Of course not

Too much time swimming ’round my big empty brain,
ripe, red corpuscles bleating like sheep on a train
to nowhere, unaware of the scythes and sickles;
choking on that sickly hospital death-smell,
still thinking all’s well, well, think again,
those corpuscles scratching and screaming for a way out;
out of your mind
out of touch
out of smokes
out of sleepy Midwestern towns where taxes are low and all the fair-haired schoolchildren grow up to be fair-haired grownups raising their own fair-haired schoolchildren;
and so it seems life’s a dream;
a dream to some, a nightmare to others,
and the end of the road for all;
fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers,
the end of the road for all…

– K Poleet

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“Man no longer lives in the beginning – he has lost the beginning. Now he finds he is in the middle, knowing neither the end nor the beginning, and yet knowing that he is in the middle, coming from the beginning and going towards the end. He sees that his life is determined by these two facets, of which he knows only that he does not know them” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Creation and Fall Temptation: Two Biblical Studies

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