Misery is addictive, like alcohol,
A byproduct of life-giving grain
It deludes and clarifies in equal measure
It is the water in both cloud and rain.
Misery feeds many rivers
Many civilizations it maintains
'Tis the cloud that exhausts itself
To usher in the rainbows of gaiety.
Self awareness is a white elephant
Misery puts it to work
When questions plague the sober mind
The answers are not found, but decided.
Every breath is a step closer to death
Every memory swallowed by time
But not all the misery of the universe
Can negate the truth of eternal life.