The Imperfect Nihilist (1992)


The Imperfect Nihilist - drawing by Harvey Dog 2020

if I could scream
with meaning

a sound of fury,
a roar of
significance

but

I can’t

passion has
slipped away

now…numb

sex
friendships
conversations
ideals

all… meaningless

I seek
to become
the perfect
nihilist

then
I hear a
whisper

“the perfect nihilist
doesn’t write poetry.”


Notes

  • meaningless…meaningless notes…why bother?
  • …see…I’m still trying! Nothing like a little nihilism to add meaning to your life…or…maybe not?

Written: 1992


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