Post Positive Poem
Written By: Ash Catcher
Happy 2022! Here is the first Ash Wednesday of the New Year! I actually had some writers block on this one so I had to kinda go into some archival work!
We cherry pick our opinions to further our own narratives.
What is going on in the world now, compared to a few years ago- they’re not comparable.
Gas prices are skyrocketing, and all the tech mongrel billionaires are all trying to leave.
3% of the working force resigning all because refusing to Roll up your sleeve.
But here down on earth, where the weather all arises.
The only places open these days, the meals all come with fries.
I am not that old, but I recall some things a bit differently.
People were way more cognitive, present, and much more friendly.
If I keep thinking about how things used to be, I am back longing for the 1990s.
Technocolor outfits, all unisex because our parents were broke.
Nowadays, technology has changed, but disposable cameras are still astronomical.
When I do have time to watch the news, I can only manage it in small doses, because it is rather comical.
The rent was more affordable, college was cheaper, and you only needed one income to survive.
We have a whole generation of men that eats nothing but debt, still living with their parents, and soon to be their wives.
If that says something, I don't know I could never really get down with multigenerational homes.
Sure you can blame the economy, but I know it as Arrested Development syndrome.
If the past few years couldn’t get much weirder, I swore time has become a form of capitol.
The movements of the people at this point are nothing close to mechanical.
We have people trapped in houses, with nothing but their abusers, and addictions.
Yesterday's newspapers still wrapped, and unread- shit seems like science fiction.
And god forbid you have a human emotion.
What are you supposed to do? Take a walk in the freezing cold and listen to that song about the astronaut and the ocean.
Bombarded with advertisements, and things that I don't need.
Had a rough day at all your work(s), why not try a $12 salad of seaweed.
Having a moment of intrusive thought provoking.
There are mornings when I wake up and I can literally feel everything around me dying, and choking.
Falling in love with the traces of you, is there something that I have missed?
Must have had the wrong name in my phone, that is ok I changed it to Mr. Egotist.
Social Media docent even hit my dopamine receptors like they used to, it all feels like a chore.
One that I keep putting off, because I am sick of lying to my core.
My energy, well it's winter so it's not that miraculous, some days, or most I just feel catatonic.
Just need a change, maybe I need to start with my closet- could use some more colors, I think that is called polychromatic.
I am sure this is what happens 2 years in post positive