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Rated: E · Poetry · Cultural · #2175831
A cultural assessment.
Welcome child to the new epoch of excess
Where all your pleasures come with a subscription fee
And you’ll join a fetid sea of filtered faces
Proudly sinking into degeneracy

Here we mask solipsism with feigned self-hatred
Hooked on dopamine from sycophantic praise
Happiness is a market commodity
But there’s a tax of moral outrage to be paid

So stand tall and embrace the vicious cycle
Of giving thanks for what you have but wanting more
Because you know we can’t condemn you for your vices
It doesn’t matter how close to the line you court

And if anyone should judge you for your decadence
Remember you shouldn’t be held to their account
You’ve been granted a veil of righteous ignorance
Soaked in the blood of folkways we’ve cut down

Welcome young one to the new age of profligacy
Where all your passions can be satisfied with ease
All that remains of the thing they called humanity
Is a narcissus swaying in a cold breeze
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