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Too True to Be Good This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

I hate it when you
Seem like the perfect human being.
And in comparison,
my own ambitions and
Ideologies
Are painfully lacking in altruism.

We work on different scales, you see.
Me: survive another week
And You: reduce all human suffering

You will save the world
While I will be too busy saving myself.
And yet, you love me?

I am the deceitful liar,
The merciless manipulator,
The self-centered
Mess of perfect evolution.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.





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Jan. 1, 2013 at 5:19 pm:
This is SOOOO awesome! Great description and contrast and amazing-ness and...wow!
 
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quantum.strings53 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 24, 2012 at 4:34 pm:
This is definitely something insightful.
 
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