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Robert A Francis 1988 (Maryland)

The lifeline of humanity is a series of broken processes that are eventually phased out.
What didn’t work today, will be replaced by something better tomorrow, and that, the day after.
No one stops to notice the gigatons of broken processes from yesterday, or yesterday’s yesterdays.
Innovate, adapt, improve, redesign, remodel, reverse engineer, invent, create.
Abandoned, forgotten, lost, unfinished, replaced, broken, trashed.
The only process that remains unbroken is this one.

The lifeline of everything not human is called evolution.
Survival of the fittest, survival of the smartest, survival of nature.
To grow is to become one with your surrounding processes.
Not your computer, not your phone, and not your television.
Become one with the processes that just are.
The ones around you.

Become not human, even for a minute,
To see that merely existing is enough.
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Written on July 09, 2021

Submitted by rafrancis13 on July 20, 2021

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Closest metre Iambic octameter
Characters 861
Words 137
Stanzas 3
Stanza Lengths 6, 6, 2

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