Nirvana in a Postcard


Nirvana in a Postcard by Bad Etiquette from Bad Etiquette (1992) JH, JB

Bad Etiquette cover

a mountain,
falling
through
the sky,
landing
on my head

tension unbearable
I break the rubble
and see
a murky sky,
smoke-stacked
contaminated

I’m screaming for
cleanliness
a place to rest
like a postcard
heavenly – opaque

the sheen
shades
the illusion
the heaviness
the lost
nirvana

searching for
something
that
never
existed.


Notes

  • from the cassette “Bad Etiquette” by Bad Etiquette (1992).
  • John Battaglia wrote and produced the music, and I may be biased, but I think the music is beautiful.

Written: 1992


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