The anhedonics* have it; more pills,
loveless sex, booze and cash, all
forms of coping with the modern world.
Or athletics, politics, religion –
each interchangeable and dependent
upon the credulity of homo sapiens.
Enter the delusion of impending fame,
no less than cosmic significance, and
don’t forget the neighbors’ good opinion.
All this plus an ability to command
weather by temperament, along with
the omnipotent faculty of being bland.
Fueled by money and growing sophistication,
as the level of education sinks:
the picture of a people who cannot think.
*Anhedonia: Loss of the capacity to experience pleasure. The inability to gain pleasure from normally pleasurable experiences. Anhedonia is a core clinical feature of depression, schizophrenia, and some other mental illnesses.
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