Reciprocate. Reciprocal. Reciprocity. These don’t exist for me. Wearied of investing time. How can it even be measured? Going above and beyond. Sublime. Transcendence. It’s all a lie. There is not a second to waste. Waste. No purpose. Carelessly giving time away. Every day. Have you learned anything? Probably not. Ego says. I thought I did. Who can I kid? No one. Just myself. Credulous. Once again. Down the rabbit hole. I spin, and I spin. Into this cycle. Whirling into another world. Where I give and I give. Nothing is returned. Not that I expect it. I’ve learned long ago that nothing should be. Expected. But here I twirl. Dizzier than ever. The mind is clouded. It makes me sick. Tit for tat. Nope. Never that. I don’t get it. Reciprocate. Do the same. Retaliate. Interchange. Soul swindlers. Empathy embezzlers. Purloining pretenders. Spirit siphoners. Greedily draining. Until nothing is left.