…There is a next life
and it is my understanding that we will not necessarily be binge drinking bros
wearing Greek lamp shades paying for friendships
based on how pornographic our breath smells.
I will not necessarily find myself rationalizing with computer gamers or overly polite customer service reps
about how much life is lost on alternative realities
or how much violence peaceful people cause.
The results of our language cannot be programmed.
There is no proper way to hide the rampage with whom we have been banking.
There are no words thick enough to conceal the transparencies
in these stories we have crafted
out of loopholes and nothin’ but net…