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so much
gets past
us

things
of import

daily
necessities

lesser
priorities

either through
neglect

inattentiveness

or just being
overwhelmed
with it all

each time
that a lapse
is realized
we vow
to increase
our efforts

to pay
better attention

but while
we focus upon
what has been
missed

we miss
something else

perhaps
we have overcomplicated
our lives

living
should not be
this difficult

we wonder about
prehistoric times

when humans
spent all day
hunting

gathering
food

if something
got past us
then

we went
hungry

we died

probably
better motivation
to improve
our efforts

we realize
that there are still
places upon the planet
where people struggle
to be fed

we make
a note
to check
the National Geographic
channel
for some starvation
episodes

hoping
that we aren't
too busy
to remember