“Have we lost our way ?”


I have to say
In a way
That would be unsubtle
We have lost
The point at which
We would expect
To have as our focus

It might instead do
To say nicky-macky-noo
Rather than a platitude
Or something quant
Rather than worthless words
And hot air
To fill an unfillable space

I have to report
As a retort
That might seem blunt
We have gained
The existential equivalent of
A morbid obesity
And have lost our way.

I’m not quite sure
If there’s a cure
For this malignant condition
I don’t know
Whether I want one
Better to ramble
Across the far reaches of memory
And close our eyes and think of better times.

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About TI

TI is based in Auckland, New Zealand. TI's somewhat eclectic interests include (but are certainly not limited to) legal humour (the law can be funny), good wine, the search for the best possible chocolate, alcoholic beverages, travel, commercial aircraft, photography, weird news stories and classical music.
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