A little known Disease

Weight by ethanarc

A little known disease/infection/parasite
is the need to survive
When it kills all else
in order to thrive

Your hopes, your dreams
Your love for your offspring/sibling
Your all it seems
Is this drug called breathing

Your friends, your loyalties
Your “unbending” moral standing
Your treasures and frivolities
All subject to that craven craving

Everything that you are
All traded in fear
Just so you can suck down
One more sweet hit of air

In a world gladly caved
To the pressures of this panic
Striving to “Live”
Seems hopeless and idiotic

Yet idiot that I am
I don’t consider myself a fool
For we only have 1 life to give/live
And it’s up to us to “choose” how we do