Friday, November 05, 2010


The feeling undergirding everything, for me, for everyone maybe: waves of nauseating, terrifying, debilitating fear of death.

Brushing my teeth, "Your life is a cobblestone in a road leading either to the edge of an apocalyptic cliff or an emerald city populated by strangers who will never know your name or hold gratitude in their hearts for the sacrifices you made on their behalf."

How have we been convinced not to feel anger that our worlds must end?

Weird pride, filling my heart with passion against this moment of national self-annihilation. Samurai partisanship. The Tea Party one drop in a sea of historical insult. I want your heads on pikes before I disappear.

Long road. Long, bumpy road.


Giselle said...
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Giselle said...

oops. switched some signs in there. what I mean to say was: I only feel anger when things could have been better than they are - not when they couldn't have. everything dies. everything alive dies.

The Force of Nature said...

great poem

Scarlett said...

I too feel anger that we must die. It doesn't seem fair that we have all these beautiful emotions and memories that just go away