de facto


De Facto
Thomas Ligotti
In order to get things done,
it’s essential to have pain:
without it, nothing could be.
But we’re so easily fooled:
no one praises hungers,
yet everyone likes to eat.
Little pains and big pains:
they keep you living,
however much it may hurt.
And when it comes to dying,
you want your epitaph to read:
“He never knew what hit him.”