I strive for apathy

Can’t handle the backlash against me
When I throw myself into the world
Blamed for all the chaos I confront
Though it has nothing to do with me

I strive for apathy

What a sad statement
About the state of things
Preferable to disengage entirely
Than to care whole-heartedly

I strive for apathy

Removing myself from the path of
Your target practice
Letting the world burn down
I won’t even look back this time
Because you’ll turn me into a
Pillar of salt
I just won’t care anymore

I strive for apathy

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