I created this illness
together with histamines
and B lymphocytes
to you, I imagine the pain
worse: you nod and I recoil
I have no heavens to curse
and shallow is the temptation of the soil
The Real Stuff!
In our fast-paced modern world, everybody needs to "get stuff done", with that "stuff" most seldom referring to physical matter. We mean assignments, schedules, tasks, templates, revisions, writings, programs, sequences and we ensure ourselves that these "stuffs" are real by describing them consistently with tangible metaphors. We grasp them, wrap our heads around them, ...
The real truth of infinite growth
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Real and apparent social hierarchies
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