|Brice:||Okay - I'm reading. What I sense here is a person afraid to reveal himself.|
|Devani:||Nearly all people are like that. It's a survival strategy.|
|Anya:||Yeah, but it's too easy to become disembodied and exist solely as a mask.|
|Carlos:||Isn't that what spiritual death amounts to?|
Excuse me while I put on my face –
I'm not ready to see anyone yet.
Just a moment to adjust this smile
And get things properly set.
OK, now everything is set.
I can say what's expected
according to prescribed protocols:
"Hello fellow citizen.
Good to see you today!
How's blah, blah, blah?
Everything here is hah, hah, great!"
"Work is wonderful –
management is a joy.
Yes, I 'm very happy with the government
and productively employed."
"Of course I have faith in the System –
It's the best in history!"
"Our leaders are Supremely Wise
and care about you and me."
Why do so many people live this way –
fostering delusions of wellness
that are fake?
The answer is obvious;
if too many people wake up
revolutation will be at stake.