It’s important to brush your teeth

I am often told

that it is most important to brush my teeth

twice a day

and twice a day

I must think about what I wish to do with my life

and if that is not enough

I must do so without the presence of alcohol and sex

for they are but a distraction

when you are young

and a vice when you are old

we must always strive to kill ourselves

even while trying to dream

of a better life

and better women

it is but a sin to be able to hold your head up high

or just together, in one piece

and not having your grey and red

spill all over the floor

I wish we didn’t have to lie to our children

I wish we could tell them

that growing up to be a paper-pusher isn’t such a bad thing

I wish we could tell them

that what we did with our lives

hoping that it will vindicate us somehow

and then giving up somewhere along the way

was worth something

Yeah, we did save our little skins

we did manage to survive

and bring up our children

but from block to block

pillar to pillar

we built a world that feeds on human flesh

and hope

nevertheless,

its important to brush my teeth

twice a day.

 

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