Saturday, January 07, 2006

Item: Los Angeles Sand Barrens, 2100 - Lines found scrawled in human blood on the walls of abandoned municipal utility building 230

Bad Jack Handy’s Lament

My bones are dry
and dead inside me.
It’s been years
since I’ve seen the sun.

For love and money
I sold my soul
but I’ve seen precious little
of either one.

Oh, my life
it seems ages ago
I watched you circle the drain
widdershins and slow.

Oh, my death
you came and went
and I soon found out I was sent
(not necessarily in this order) a gift and a curse.

I cannot die
and I cannot live
and I’m really not sure
which is worse.

- Transcribed by Richard Cody -