I Forget Everything I Told Myself Not To

I Forget Everything I Told Myself Not To

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Don’t you dare forget this, I said,
This is that bit you missed,
All those days spent tripping over diddly squat,
All that time you spent wandering and lost,
Life is the funniest gag of all,
The ships Captain is back!
Let’s make it clear to that guy whose trippin,
The clarity only emerges,
At the end of the trough,
With teeth missing and the poison inside.
That’s why we bang on about the poison,
It gave us the thing we forgot,
That you are it. Full Stop. No way else to say it.
The body is a sham,
You’re the Holy Child in disguise,
The free one for this moment,
No thought, just pure energy,
No consciousness in sight,
Forget the plan to be the Monk,
The Vegan, The Saint, The Doctor For Mum,
You are it, I said again,
Cheating death daily,
We made it again,
Nothing else to make,
Because this is the peak,
Forever rolling on the cusp of Now.
Just Mother Nature in disguise,
The ghost wrapped in meat and bone,
Why are those street kids smiling and I’m not?
They got nothing but the thing I forgot,
It is those kids who
Untied my great mental knot.
The therapist and psychologist,
Doctor and priest,
All prey on your knot,
Flick ‘em the finger
Cause remember kid:
They’re lost too.