Pieces of the Things We Love

(Warning: I took a MUCH darker look at the topic than other folks did.)

They say there’s a cure for us

but what they don’t disclose

is that it’s just a new disease.

But they prefer the symptoms,

they look better on TV.

A designer illness

perfected for the mainstream.

We’ll always be sick.

We only have ourselves to blame,

because the pieces of the things we love

will never fit together well enough

with the pieces of all the things

they say we’re supposed to be.