(the aliens, by charles bukowski)
you may not believe it
but there are people
who go through life with
very little friction
or distress.
they dress well, eat well, sleep well.
they are contented with their family life.
they have moments of grief
but all in all
they are undisturbed and often feel very good.
and when they die
it is an easy death, usually in their sleep.

you may not believe it
but such people do exist

but I am not one of them.
oh no, I am not one of them,
I am not even near
to being
one of them

but they are
there
and I am
here.