i remember when i was a child

not much, but enough to feel the vibe.

i remember this light. this soul. energy.

the sweetness in me was not from here.

the sweetness in me cannot be from here.

there is nothing sweet the system produces.

there is nothing sweet the system does not abuse.

there is nothing sweet the system does not hypernormalize

and turn into addiction

fueling the covert depression

in "the man"'s heart.

but i can access that sweetness if i just listen and remember what i, as a child, knew.