Under the surface of all things fleeting
Past the dense collage of glitter and appealing
Outside the crumbling fortresses of acceptance
Deeper than the marshes of evaporating conscience

More than self-preservation in mind
Possessing the grit to grasp the unknown
Resting in the knowledge of imperfections
Humbled by insignificance

Ferry this agonizing persistence to matter
Weighed down by misconstrued agendas to validate
Afraid of being left behind by the current flavor
Semblance of relevance in vacancy