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Sinking Of The U.S.S. Nihilist (in which Albert Camus rolls over every stone but one and ends up sat

My brain is a bigger cancer
She tells me with a Cheshire grin
Than the tumor growing in it
So I have faith my brain will win
These chronic headaches come and go
But mostly they just come to stay
The kaleidoscope in this house of mirrors
Gets a little weirder every day

You say it's just a marketplace
Where all the futures come and go
Buy transient commodities
Brokers trade in human souls
Non-negotiable price fixing
Disguises our realities
And places pennies in the eyes
Of liabilities

Cryptic notes from outer edges
Post-midnight antemeridian
Text messages from window ledges
Postcards from oblivion

The thing about these memories
They show us how things might have been
I should have told her way back then
Your brain is never gonna win
If God is just some ancient fiction
What the hell have we got to lose?
There's no Kingdom Come to come to
Just strike the match and light the fuse

When this waste of time mercifully ends
And we bow to kiss the Big Vavoom
Nobody loses, nobody wins
Don't bother pondering your doom
'Cause all of life is meaningless
A swan dive into a great abyss
Stop prosecuting pedophiles
And fetch me one last stolen kiss

Cryptic notes from outer edges
Post-midnight antemeridian
Text messages from window ledges
Postcards from oblivion

Weary of the philosophized
Bell ringing over and over
Now the stone rolls over Sisyphus
And Pavlov's Rover won't roll over
Call us unconditional
Some of us mutts cannot be coached
Schrodinger's transitional cat
Eats evolutinary cockroach

The crown of thorns on Tarzan's Cheetah
Is worn delusionally
His human condition precedes his
Resemblance to a chimpanzee
So it's enough already with you
Metamorphic cockroach in our lunch
Can't figure out why he's on trial
But even Quasimodo has a hunch

Cryptic notes from outer edges
Post-midnight antemeridian
Text messages from window ledges
Postcards from oblivion

Cryptic notes from window ledges
Ultimatums from oblivion

 © John Kennan 10-18-19
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