Sometimes There’s Nothing

 
Sometimes there’s nothing 
you can do but scream.

Rage against the losses:
   loss of eyesight and hearing
      and strength;
   loss of interests;
   loss of love,
     or  loss of
     love’s attention;
   loss of energy;
   loss of ideas;
   loss of dreams;
   loss of the erotic;
   loss of appetite;
   loss of those who care
      for you, and those
      you care for;
   loss of mind,
      especially
      loss of mind.

Rage against the
   impersonal universe;
rage against the 
   lack of justice,
   lack  of merit,
   lack of luck.

Rage against regret
   as thick as molten tar,
rage against the arctic freeze
   of heartbreak.

Rage against the plutes,
   those hungry ghosts
   sucking the rest of us dry.
Rage against the whores
   of commerce.
Rage against the loss of ideals and
      that feeling of
      being bamboozled.

Rage against a higher force, 
   if you believe in
   that diabolical jester
   who deals the cards
   and rigs the games.

Sure,
   there’s wisdom that comes
   from getting old,
   deeper acceptance 
   and even a flash
   of it’s really OK;

but sometimes there’s
nothing,
and all you can do
is to goddamn scream.

3 thoughts on “Sometimes There’s Nothing

  1. I like this one…maybe cut out a few words, but this one’s a keeper. Have you ever performed this one? I’d love to have you perform it and me play some crazy bass to it…that would be fun!

    On Thu, Jul 18, 2019 at 1:32 PM Boho Dreams of Space and Time wrote:

    > davestankowicz posted: ” Sometimes there’s nothing you can do but scream. > Rage against the losses: loss of eyesight and hearing and > strength; loss of interests; loss of love, or loss of > love’s attention; loss of energy; loss of ideas; l” >

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