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  • I am becoming boring.
    Not just because I am predictable.
    (I am predictable.)

    I talk about the same things all the time.
    Nothing progresses in my repetitive conversations.
    There is no enlightenment on the horizon.
    Only repetition.

    I am becoming boring.
    Not just because I am getting older.
    (I am getting older.)

    When I look in the mirror I notice the spider-web cracks of skin underneath my eyes.
    It isn't possible to turn back mother nature's clock.
    My waist will continue to grow, to sag.
    I will eventually die.

    I am becoming boring.
    Not just because people are forgetting about me.
    (People are forgetting about me.)

    One of the ways humans understand who they are is through the way others understand them.
    I'm too aware of how little I affect those around me.
    People will continue to think what they want.
    It isn't possible to know what others think.

    I am becoming boring.
    Not just because I'm afraid of more and more things.
    (I am afraid.)

    I'm afraid of needles and loneliness and insignificance and forgetting things and failure.
    I say to others that I am not afraid.
    I tell them that failure is a good way of learning.
    But I'm afraid; it's a lie.

    I am becoming boring.
    Because boring is as boring does.
    I am becoming boring.
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