word wednesday | poetry poem writing | todd regoulinsky

I know it’s hard to believe, but reading the news these days can be a bit of a downer.

It seems the more information I take in, the more fatalistic I become. It’s an easy time to be jaded and disgusted. But then again, it’s also a good time to work at fending those off with creativity. And if that fails, then dark humor it is.

Here’s something from a couple days ago after a binge of article reading.

reading the news

desperately seeking enlightenment
as the pilot searches
for beacons in dark, cloudy skies -

the human creature creeps forward.
or is it backward?
in all this gloom, it’s difficult to tell -

conspiracies abound & rumors are abundant,
but simplest explanations being best,
it’s safe to say we’re all buggered

& just leave it at that.