Absolute understanding of people is overrated.
The brickwork inlaid on the walls that surround me
Is enough to satisfy the lifetime curiosity of any aspiring bureaucratic fetishist.
Any who choose to abandon their lives to chisel my walls —
Will, in so doing, come to learn more about themselves
Than they’ll ever do about me.
My core is mine, and mine alone.
Not a myopic curiosity to cure existential doldrums.
If it’s all the same to you,
I’d like to keep it that way.
– O.D. ©2021
Art by: ChaosFissure