By Marshall Hann
Submitted by Blessed23
Date: 2009 May 31
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Mutation (Searching)

If there is someone
who can show me
what it means
to be in this world
someone who has virtue,
who seeks truth
and abhors faith
in eternal fire
with every atom
in their fragile body

Is there not one
who is alive
(somnambulists surround me,
sightless yet staring
with sick serenity)
some profound being
that is unlike
this endless multitude
of insipid simian beings?

This superfluous misery
burdens our souls
forces so many
into an automatic existence
(So where are you?

Are you forlorn
in some river
staring at the sacrosanct stars
dreaming of being anywhere
but here?)