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Quantum Uncoolness Unquantifiable

I'm gonna stumble 'round inside myself
Regenerate evacuations
Try hard not to try hard not to trip
Over cluttered inner complications
Gather obstacle collectibles in storage
Overthink all of my gross miscalculations
And if I don't return your messages, my friends
You can label it a sacred violation

I was uncool before it was cool
To be uncool and then
Stayed uncool when it was cool
At the time uncool was in
And stayed uncool when it got
To be uncool again
Steadfast uncool in whatever fashion's
Dictates of the latest cooling trends

Unwavering in uncoolness
Unexamined fashion suits the vain
I'm far too gone for far too long
I couldn't possibly explain

Step-and-a-half outta mission control
Missteps outside the chalk outline
Off center, off the mark, off my rocker
Out of outer space, out of my mind
Well, at least that's what they tell me
These googly psychoanalystic philes
So excuse me, dear, while I disappear
I gotta dance around inside myself a while

A mind of heavy in the key of light
Sends messages in bleeps and blips
Moving at the speed of silence
Don't bother tryin' to read my lips
On the outer fringes of inner selves
Universal cargo ships unload
The street markers removed, by God,
Existential with a cherry ala mode

Unwavering in uncoolness
Unexamined fashion suits the vain
I'm far too gone for far too long
I couldn't possibly explain

I'm far too gone for far too long
Unexamined fashion shoots the vein
Unwavering in uncoolness
I couldn't possibly explain

 © John Kennan 8-30-19
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