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Born like this
Into this
As the chalk faces smile
As Mrs. Death laughs
As the elevators break
As political landscapes dissolve
As the supermarket bag boy holds a college degree
As the oily fish spit out their oily prey
As the sun is masked
We are
Born like this
Into this
Into these carefully mad wars
Into the sight of broken factory windows of emptiness
Into bars where people no longer speak to each other
Into fist fights that end as shootings and knifings
Born into this

Charles Bukowski, “Dinosauria, We” (The Last Night of the Earth Poems)

The Accompaniment

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Selection of songs to serve as a backing track to the rest of this piece.

Content-warning: physical abuse, sexual abuse, animal abuse.

This is not a fun piece. It includes meandering of conscious thoughts and threads. I have attempted to give as much evidence basis to a central argument as possible. It is also very long.

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