NUMB (first poem 2017)
Who isn’t lost at least some of the time?
Canadians report a sense of ennui 68.2%
of the time America disqualified 89.7% of
populace doesn’t know the meaning of: ennui
Though they will be perma-lost post January
twentieth twenty seventeen
Did you know that the poorest Americans will
lose medical benefits +the right to safe abortion
when orange hitler defunds PLANNED PARENTHOOD?
And that all of the BLACKLUNG widows in Appalachia
threaten to vote Dem. in the next election? He’s fired!
But first 4 years of undoing every civil rights gain of the
last 100 yrs. in the first 100 days (I begged them to give
Bernie a makeover/at very least a facial) All for naught
In 2017 I vow to find myself
To stop writing about DJT?
And to light out for territories unfound
After 60 arrives
Won’t wait for River Styx to freeze over
It is weirdly comforting to discover that
Leonard Cohen was often just as profoundly
lost as the rest of us.
Globe&Mail January 6, 2017
January 2017 First Poem