the way things are

i keep putting gas in my car
i keep flushing toilets
i keep living in a city
i keep eating meat
i keep trying to make money

i keep doing all those things
we think we can keep doing
because everyone else
keeps doing them

i don’t change as much
as i want to or as much
as the world needs

i do what everyone does:
try my best to survive
and be somewhat comfortable
in this world

someone else
someone stronger
will make
the next one.