& That’s Why It Sometimes Makes Sense To Dump Gallons Of Kerosene Into Our Gaping Maws, & That’s Why It Sometimes Makes Sense To Scream At The Indigosilent Heavens, Bellow At The Silent Gods… by Hosho McCreesh

To sit around wondering
how this ridiculous world
got this way
just doesn’t
do much good.

To study world history–
pointless;
sociology, psychology,
socio-ecomonics,
race relations or
the collected works of
Voltaire;
nothing can be
found there
to explain away
or justify
all we do.

The world simply loves
to destroy itself.

Sadly, this old grey stallion,
this self-destruction,
is really just a lack of
ideas;
it’s not having anything
meaningful,
legitimate, or
worthwhile
to do with
ourselves;
& it’s our own
personal & seemingly
inescapable road to
damnation.

& that’s why it sometimes makes sense
to dump gallons of kerosene
into our gaping maws,
& that’s why it sometimes makes sense
to scream at the indigosilent heavens,
bellow at the silent gods…

But make no
mistake:

we are owed
no explanation,

we are entitled to
absolutely nothing,

& we are to
blame for
almost all of
it.

8 Responses to “& That’s Why It Sometimes Makes Sense To Dump Gallons Of Kerosene Into Our Gaping Maws, & That’s Why It Sometimes Makes Sense To Scream At The Indigosilent Heavens, Bellow At The Silent Gods… by Hosho McCreesh”

  1. This would be the perfect poem for the next inaugural ceremony. Awesome poem, I think I will read this to my US History students, on the first day of class, next year! Best, Rebecca

  2. so so good. punch to the gut good.

    …and even this does not explain.

  3. Doug Draime Says:

    thumbs up Mr. McCreesh. pick ’em up & lay ’em the fuck down.

  4. Excellent.

  5. yes yes YES.

  6. Father Luke Says:

    I wouldn’t want to fuck with Hosho on a good day. And when he’s angry?
    I’m just glad he writes poetry then, and I’m really glad it isn’t about me.

    At least not directly.

    – –
    Okay,
    Father Luke

  7. This is my favorite of Hosho’s. It wraps itself around you and chokes the truth out, slowly.

  8. Luis Berriozabal Says:

    Good work: I finally heard your voice at Full Crow radio hour.

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