Sunday, May 08, 2016

Elegy for a Century Barely Begun

What I miss most
is the sense
of something
Better
“These things are gone forever
Over a long time ago
Oh yeah.”
coming

a new song
a new dance 

a whole national
mood 
to love
or fashionably
Scorn

Lord pity these children
who look forward 
to nothing
but the next
Summer Christmas
Blockbuster Event

of stale
fart jokes
& obscure culture 
references
to make 
mom & dad
feel clever 

& remind 
the rest of us
there’s nothing new
but the remake
of

the toys in the
Happy Meal™
the joyless
Sex the
senseless Toil 

only
a few more
Shopping seasons
Left
until