Music Well – Dosia McKay, Composer, Painter, Writer

Reflections on Art and Life

Pursuit Of

Do you think we are
More sophisticated
Advanced
Civilized
Progressive?

Their pencils gave us calculus
Their inkwells – counterpoint
Their sliding rule – velocity of light

They spun the Earth around the Sun
Sailed the oceans by starlight
Boys argued theology in Latin
Slaying dragons in spare time

Adams wanted pursuit of virtue
But they preferred
Pursuit of happiness
One word
Could it be?

And here we are
As the world turns
Having sex in the city
We worry about
How our butts look
In one of a kind
Conformity jeans
Amused by the laugh track
We keep on drinking
Diet Oprah

©2008 Dosia McKay

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