I can’t stand the wannabe,
hiding in the shadow of others
really they are saying they cannot be
preferring a hollow security.
Nothing is achieved in imitation
you find yourself always one step behind,
this is its ultimate limitation
the moment you never can find
jealous of the living, who embrace it now
you cling to it belatedly, jaded
you never can quite see how,
but your soul grows more and more faded.
What once was wanted, you now idolise,
its the only way to distance it from yourself
so you need no longer despise
and envy them their wealth.