Not So Bad

it’s not so bad, they said
there are so many new diet options
available, and technology’s so advanced-no,
it’s not so bad anymore

because you can always turn to other sources for salt and sugar-
(“a vampire drinking gatorade! how original!”
but I wasn’t trying to make them laugh)
sinking canines into the cold plastic and
it’s cherry flavored for comfort.

“The night life’s rather pleasant,” he
said, but he wouldn’t meet my eyes and
“there’s always the internet.”
no, it’s not so bad,
but it’s not so good either.
I always liked the dark anyway.

but human beings need sunshine to survive, I said,
vitamin D
what about the sun?
but we’re not human
and there are supplements

But the sunrise is so beautiful.


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