There is always the crowd
and in the crowd, are the important people
You can tell them, by the way they act, and the way they talk—
not necessarily by the words they are saying, but by the affect they have on their audience
not a profound line said—only jazz and brass excitement
Many young people ask, “How do I get in?”
I used to think it was being the best Basketball Player
I made the honor roll and was chess champion
The loudspeaker of the school, announced my name, one day
and I made art projects, that captured attention
Only later, did I realize,
none of these people had done anything.
They were popular, for some reason, I couldn’t explain.
Whenever I entered a group, I made friends
but they were never, the popular crowd
They were obsessed with accomplishing things,
so that one day, they might become popular too
and that is the fundamental fallacy of the smart person
to assume that the crowd follows the same rules
that you do.
As I get older, I give up and devalue
It’s a natural response to losing
because I don’t understand the game.
I work hard, but it doesn’t matter—
like the boy on my basketball team who made a shot
and the crowd cheered
because he had the least athletic ability.
I make friends
with intelligent people
and I enjoy their company.
I listen to the popular crowd, and I don’t know what to say
Wealth and Women are similar
because they are in demand.
Nobody knows why something is of value
but everybody wants it, because, everybody wants it
Bitcoin, South Sea Stock, Tulips
The girls I go with, are interesting
but they aren’t the women the world wants
I have a wealth of wisdom, but true wealth?
Like most people
for what I love
and I don’t care about the world outside of myself
isn’t entirely true.
I drive an old pickup truck and my friends tell me… “Why don’t you buy a new one?”
I never give them an answer
If you are content with nothing
I want the whole world
but until then
I want nothing.