Washed Up | Ivan Jenson

I present before you
a prime example of
a should’ve, could’ve,
has-been in all their
faded glory…
they can cite
numerous examples of
opportunities they missed
like the last bus
out of terminal loneliness
with its numerous pitiful stops
in Melancholia, Middle America
where you have to pull
yourself up by your bible belt
to its final destination
the dizzying Disneyland
where childhood wishes
are washed up on the shore
of “I thought there would be more”
and this sorry soul
can only apologize
for insulting the core audience
in one massive self deprecating joke
told before the big bomb fell
in their personal
World War Three
that wiped out
everything that was
civilized about themselves





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