Ziggy, Iggy, Lou
…in which Ferguson authorities agreed not to arrest the media
Low water and dead fish
If a = b and b = c, then a = c,
Vasco de Gama sailed round the Cape of Good Hope,
atoms form covalent bonds according to the octet rule,
and when it gets so bad you start lusting after death
it’s best to do nothing for as long as it takes.
stop everything, slack off at work,
quit if you have to,
imbibe, inhale, and absolutely
make way for day dreams.
When the darkness comes
and your spine tingles at the thought
of fading tunnel-vision,
focus on nothing more than being
for the next minute, maybe two.
The sadness is not
so sad if you give it room.
Acceptance is not death.
Some things you’re just not
going to learn in school and
the amount of times
you’ve defeated life’s
conviction to end yours
by your own sad sorry hands
gives you just as much right
to teach, I say.
Now you know.
Classic works by Félicien Rops (1833–1898).