Eleanor Rigby

Leave the rice on the floor where it belongs.

Dreamland is not your home no matter how much it beckons to you.

Day after day, you wear a surreal mask that you keep in the folds of your existence.

Don’t let anyone else see it or you’ll vanish off the face of the earth

and for what? Just to come home and write a speech that will never see the light of the day?

No, there’s more than you can perceive in any given existentialist theory

and when all is said and done, your memory will jump right into that grave

as you struggle to discern what it was all for in the first place.

Eleanor Rigby: the one who swam so far just to drown in shallow waters.

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