Born into vessels that know nothing but the raw sensation of life’s first air connecting with unmutilated flesh,
We are a soul reborn into its newest life with a fresh start,
An existence not yet tormented by heartache or trauma;
No skewed perceptions of unconditional love to lead you down the broken path.
Born into such raw innocence with the potential for such intense love and human connection.
The only two things that matter in any lifetime,
Yet the two most complex and fragile aspects of being human.
Maybe this is what causes such potentiality to fall into the infinite rabbit hole of human toxicity.
A world that Alice herself could never even dream of,
Where people mistake self care for selfishness and caring for curiosity.
A world stained in the darkest red, a symbol of the emotional blood that runs from the hearts of humankind,
Hearts that face the deepest betrayals,
Betrayals that turn even the most beautiful of souls ugly.
The world of cyclical emotion overtaken with the man made haze of human toxicity that blankets the sky,
A haze kept alive from the smoking embers of the fires of ingenuity and raw anger, with the smallest hint of green in the center fueled by envy.
In this world there is joy in watching the failure of others, but envy at success.
Upon the birth of our refreshed souls, we would know nothing but celebration, yet the pull of the rabbit hole grows stronger and darker with each toxic act and emotion.
Inherently feeling the most beautiful affections, they are inevitably tainted by the smoke that carries the reality that humans, though born pure, choose the path that leads to the rabbit hole of the world of human toxicity.
Those who manage to escape the pull of the pernicious call of emotional toxicity face a more difficult battle,
The battle of human empathy co-existing with the shells of those whose souls exist in the gloom of the rabbit hole.
The balance lies in the empathy so pure, so raw, so genuine, that the burning embers liquify into cool, running waters of equilibrium and acceptance.
A balance which keeps the hope for unconditional love and human connection alive for those souls reborn into the righteous role of empathy.