The larger share of life on Earth
Is viral. The majority
Of species are parasitic,
And the same is true of culture.
The richer the ecosystem,
The richer the weave of disease.
After all, what is disease but
The invasion of life by life,
Wheels within wheels, efficiency
In thermodynamic cascades,
Clinging vines in the canopy,
Fungal spores in ant colonies,
Galls, rust, bacteriophages?
If you want to reduce your load,
Live in bare light. Keep your mouth shut.