This article was last modified on February 10, 2003.


State-Sponsored Misery

How is it that one day,
which is like all others in most ways,
can uplift or crush a man
depending on his situation?
Wal-Mart offers instant success
at a mere $1.24 – but
will it save me? Will
it fulfill my desires?
Fuck no. Only the already
happy man will get any
reward for this gesture.
I’d get reamed a new asshole.
I like the original just fine,
thank you.
Fate is a brutal beast
dragging a soul-less corpse
over rugged rocks and shards
of glass.
Is the happiness at the end
worth the infinite pain
inflicted by this demon?
Sometimes I wonder.
But I’ll let myself be
dragged until there is
nothing left. Right now, it’s worth it.

Also try another article under Poetry and Fiction
or another one of the writings of Gavin.

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