The falsity of the ego
Developing an ego must end up
in the blind alley of frustrated lies,
unless you cultivate it only
for an educational experiment
to find where destiny would lead you
if you give free reins to your imagination
and the freedom to create a fancy ego
just to sacrifice it on the altar
of self-analysis, criticism and scrutiny.
You don't have a self in any case,
so you might anyway just blow it up
to see and learn where vanity would lead you.
Truth remains, and when your egos are consumed
you will have learned at least
the lesson of responsible detachment.
Poetry by Christian Lanciai
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Written on 2010-07-08 at 10:06
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