salt, fat, sugar,
alcohol, bad news,
sex, tweets, pictures, sun,
magazines, celebrity crushes,
mindfulness, peace, beauty
we have spoilt
the ability to separate the
necessary from the superfluous.
Greed has replaced hunger and the flood
of images we have absorbed now is our natural state,
boredom a constant threat on a horizon made of empty containers.
© Matthias Grupe, 31st July 2018