Misery Mojo and the Minds Less Blown, Illustrated by Lauren Ari

     "I'm a wearer of the dark, yeah, yeah, yeah: I have a dark suit."
         —Dave Thomas



Despite the bolt-rattling oscillation
of our heads, some of us punks were able
to half-wonder what would become of us
once the guitar’s itch was scratched. “No Future,”
begs certain questions in the aftershocks.

Crocus Behemoth blew our minds often,
mad head warbling like a climaxing teen;
but better than those sound-scrapes, his bitter
perspective conveyed diagonally
how frankly fucking smart we were as punks. 

Bands break, though. A car crash stopped D. Boon’s jam.
Pop culture punks bit the dust on drugs (yawn)
while aging bassists coupled and had kids,
went to sew the sutures of middle age…
Crocus took up the accordion, whined 

about his old self, wheezed through his dark art
and the girlfriends that came and went with it.
By the one and only Lauren Ari. And look who's got a new website!

Comments

  1. Draft update as of December 2013:

    Misery Mojo and the Minds Less Blown

    “I’m a wearer of the dark. I have a dark suit.” —Dave Thomas

    Despite the bolt-rattling oscillation
    of our heads, some of us punks were able
    to half-wonder what would become of us
    once the guitar’s itch was scratched. “No Future,”
    begs certain questions in the aftershocks.

    Crocus Behemoth blew our minds often,
    mad head warbling like a climaxing teen;
    but better than those sound-scrapes, his bitter
    perspective conveyed diagonally
    how frankly fucking smart we were, we punks.

    But bands break. A car crash stopped D. Boon’s jam.
    Pop culture punks bit the dust on drugs (yawn)
    while aging bassists coupled and had kids,
    went to sew the sutures of middle age…
    Crocus took up the accordion, whined

    on about himself, wheezing through his art
    and the girlfriends that came and went with it.

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