Sunday, May 14, 2017
Public Service Announcement from Your Local Friendly Tax Collector
That magical world they told you about
was wearing a mask all along.
It’s ugly underneath,
and it’ll bite your throat like a hungry dog,
if it gets the slightest chance.
That’s right, there’s not a single unicorn,
or castle in the sky.
It’s just cement roads,
and the inherent suffering
that all living things share.
It was all a lie.
Jesus and the easter bunny,
all of it was a fairy tale,
or at least gross exaggeration of the truth.
But now you must join in the elaborate charade.
You must look upon the rotting foundations beneath the world, all that you hold dear,
take its weight upon your shoulders,
and do it with a smile,
while you tell children the very same lies
that blinded you.
The skies may darken with ash,
and the rivers may run dry.
But even so,
you mustn't forget
to pay your taxes.