We go through life trying to fulfill

By feeling full

It’s easy to live in comfort and abundance

But maybe you drown,

Don’t live

And you just exist

Strip away luxury…

Could you be with just yourself,

And basic needs?

With only your thoughts for company?

Because we go through life trying to fulfill

By feeling full

We consume with our mouths

Pack, squeeze, cram our bellies

Clog our minds with movies, TV, and radio

Until our ears are deaf,

Our eyes are blind

Numbing ourselves with fullness

Fit to burst,

Sensory overload!

We engage our nervous systems,

All our senses:

Hyper stimulated

Because we are so afraid

Of feeling empty

But you can be buried alive under a landfill

Underneath everything

And still, be empty

Feeling nothing,

Yet overflowing

Filled to the brim

Isn’t empty better than not a thing?

You can be buried alive

And never know it

Wake up

to live

Don’t fill,


Don’t fill,



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Alexandra Parapadakis

Tue 7th Feb 2023 12:38

It's a comment on society that I have related to personally, but trying to step out of that. Good to be back 😊

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Graham Sherwood

Tue 7th Feb 2023 12:22

A different offering from you this time. Less personally raw, more environmental perhaps. Good to see you back on.

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