Monthly Archives: December 2020

Life Gets 3 Stars on Amazon

Imagine life was something you bought on Amazon

and you could rate it

would you give life five stars?

we would want to

but on most nights, no

so on those four, three, two and one star nights

we pray to that five star hotel up there

to let us climb this fire-escape from this inferno below

to go from the words of Homer to Thoreau

The gods envy us. They envy us because we’re mortal, because any moment may be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we’re doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.


Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.

What if everything we’ve read is a work of fiction?

The Bible, The Inferno, The Bhagavad Gita

all written by mad men novelists

pawning themselves off as memoirists

then who are we praying to?

what are we rating?

nothing and everything is relative to nothing

when everything is nothing

and I rate life three stars-

good show, but I know there must be something more-

meaning I can’t wait for the sequel