Some folks say you have it made,
If you’ve got a lot of money,
And a pretty face.
But I think they’re mistaken,
Vanity wasn’t formed from fetation.

At the end of the day,
All you’ve got is who you are –
The inner spirit that braves the storm
When every fibre of your being tries to conform
To the implicit standards of those scorned.

The pervasive conditions that weigh upon your soul,
Form addictions beyond your own conscious control.
The world can feel cold when the ego takes hold –
Just remember the system doesn’t pay out for anyone;
You aren’t the only pawn it preys on.

The one who controls your thoughts,
Controls how you respond to what you’re given, and what you’ve got,
Even when it’s not what you’ve been told you want so desperately.
Without a mind of your own, you have no sovereignty
Over your own able body.

Now where are you going, and where have you been?
The truth can set you free.
Be your own being or prepare to change the meaning,
Of what it means to be;
What it means to have sovereignty.

JAPAN. Tokyo. 2015. Park Hyatt Hotel is where Lost in Translation was filmed.

Self-Portrait by Alec Soth. Tokyo, Japan – 2015. Park Hyatt Hotel.


About humblefoot

Kyle Fisher (who often uses the alias Logan Rowley online and in his writing) has been enjoying writing since he was just 8 years old. His first formal publication was at the age of 13. He is now a spiritualist and openly queer author, perpetually searching for inspiration to create and learn more about the world around him. He is always drawn to the simplicity and uniqueness that life has to offer. He doesn’t identify with labels or socially constructed ideas about how the world should be. He believes that the world is your oyster, and that we all project our own destinies with the thoughts we choose to harbour about the universe. He is an idealistic, spiritualistic hippie who is just trying to find his place in this world, crafting each word to leave his mark, and promote love and equality among all people.
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