we walk this earth carefully,
concerned for ourselves.
we take measured steps,
and expect payment.
we don't notice the others hurting,
only the pain of our own scars.
we satisfy our dessert desires,
while children go hungry.
we travel the globe,
cameras at the ready. proof that we've been near a place that is known. a drink of pride to the accomplishment. water, spoiled by scotch. seeking the curve of the horizon with an unlevel mind, the smallcase t our only escape. our only alibi.