Autumn of my Youth by Moon Tzu
Pathmark’s own cigarettes and wine are made from the best stuff on Earth. Of course it is all chemistry. Midnight philosophers expect nothing less than chemistry’s best. Later at night many people transform their bodies into chemistry sets. Called ‘having fun’ it is a good way to figure out how to readjust the brain to life outside the teens and twenties, to prepare for the real life that exists beyond that suspended period of time. Good thing Moon Tzu points attention to those public places. Public toilets are the new squats. Without public toilets how else could countless numbers of people live? The world doesn’t need to be so private all of the time. Letting people in is part of being human.
Urban legends make history alive. Future rebels are present-day malcontents. Life needs the malcontents to change the world. If everyone was satisfied what a boring place the world would be. They are everywhere. Some guy lives off the grid in the middle of nowhere. Another person decides to give up on money out of principle. Enough exists that there are rows and rows of empty abandoned houses. Scarcity doesn’t need to happen. Space is everywhere. People can take up these places to make the dilapidated new again. Decay isn’t inevitable. Bringing people into a wonderful world is possible. Supporting others is a noble thing to do with one’s life. Civilization requires it.
City soundscapes are reminders that humanity can live anywhere even in gray slabs of concrete. Fog in a city adds little to the city ambiance. Usually the most appealing sight of a city is from afar, far away from how the city looks up close. Muck, junk, and cars are edited out from far away revealing a clean looking skyline. This is what people see on buses, on planes, on trains moving to and fro without a care in the world besides that one care of getting to the next destination. Empty streets attest to the fact that at some point everyone is where they need to be. If it is only for a short period of time it is a good period of time, the sleeping hour.
The ocean of youth is a deceptively large one. At first youth seems infinite. It takes a long time for people to support themselves. One day is simply happens. No more floatation devices the person manages to see the ocean of adulthood. Unlike youth, adulthood needs bigger accomplishments, greater schemes to exist. Youth with youth is a terrible thing to waste. It is important to simply reach out and hug others. Cherishing other people is crucial in youth, for it means the most when people are young.
Moon Tzu dedicates poems to the sad ones. Despite the outward appearance of loneliness people are more together than they could ever realize.