Just once, to abandon oneself
in pursuit of a quest, or a goal!
To never have done that, or even asked,
How? Or thought, for years,
of the value it might bring
for the greater good –
or even greater’s existence at all,
beyond blood and narrow duty.
How debatable, how shallow; how thin
and barren that ground to live on;
how ill-founded and soulless that lifestyle:
sustained by our illusions; backlit by CGI.