DoomScrolling and the Domestication of Emotion

While the structure of our judicial system gets its face peeled off in the meantime, I’m feeling like I don’t even understand the motivations of the people closest to me because of the dance of opposites.
What could I do but
try to
call on gratitude in my calmest interludes
yet that won’t stop the fact that while the mechanism we use to validate our voices with our government is getting its legs broken in the meantime, I’m dealing with realigning friendships and other relationships because fixed ideas can be a crutch over time.
What should I do but
try to
adjust my attitude in my calmest interludes
yet that won’t stop the fact that while the very air I breathe is commodified for the benefit of a scant smattering of financial tyrants in the meantime, I’m seeing fundamental lines of communication collapse because of the rigidity of dead branches.
What could I do but
try to
give you latitude in my calmest interludes
yet that won’t stop the fact that while the legality of instructing us to stop the illegality of systemic discrimination in my society based on melanin in human epidermis is being murdered in every dark alley in town the meantime, I’m hearing echoes of disapproval in every voice I recognize because suddenly facts need a defense.
What should I do but
try to
improve my aptitude in my calmest interludes
yet that won’t stop the fact that while much of the globe is reeling from the effects of a deadly viral infection in the meantime, I’m dealing with personal misrepresentation and disconnection and isolation because flexibility requires yielding.
What could I do but
try to
formulate our truce in my calmest interludes-

Water is soft and nothing is better than water and nothing can compete with it.

So says Lao Tzu.

Which all boils down to
the reality that I won’t face which is that I don’t like you bitch
but you can trust
with everything else going on simultaneously
on the planet, we try to sleep on
still, I’ve wasted decades thinking about
which parts of my time here are gone
I should take the Tao more seriously
now you’re just a click away from being
another earthly tragedy I’ll survive from.

The shits dumb.

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