the human sacrifices

people drown in their own stale juices, they
go about in constant depressive states
feeling that they are lost, at the mercy of
the fates.

when others find them uninteresting or
oppressive, they become further hurt and
depressed.

they are very good at getting depressed,
and that’s about all they are
good at.

these people, throughout their lives have
bought the obvious and have become the
obvious.
they have given way to all the pressures,
they have shown neither courage nor
gamble.

they   have become as dull as their
thoughts, as dull as their
lives

and they have become embittered, harshly
embittered, stricken with the sickest of
self-pities

they blame us for not embracing their
living death.

Author
Charles Bukowski
Written
1990
Source
Original manuscript