The loss of human nature

I live by necessity,

I compromise my desires

for security.  Ideals

compromised for base comforts.


I play by rules I believe

to be fundamentally

unfair.  I envy the gulls

I lie watching at the coast.


They live by urge - fly here, fly

there - investigate a pile

of seaweed, take off out to

sea to sit and bob for hours.


I envy the fox, living

by instinct, crossing fields

and gardens, looking for prey,

sly-shy - fulfilling nature.


I am human: sophistry

complexicate, advocate,

initiate - civilised

into clever distraction.


For my civilisation,

mandatory costs lead me

to pine a loss I cannot

define.  That I cannot attach

any grief to other than:

griefhuman natureloss

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