Submitted Date 08/18/2019

No demise

No surrender

No ashes

No ego

No shadows

No quiet despair

No theroux


No romantic failure

No charming indecision

You're too old to still be alive

You'll never fit in

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  • Ashley Aker 1 year, 10 months ago

    Who did you write this for? I enjoyed the piece, I just feel curious. I happen to think about a child until the line about old age. I think a person accumulates all those mentioned as they grow older, and maybe that's why they don't fit in? The young kids have those things to live for? *thoughts while I drink my coffee*

    • Conor Miggan 1 year, 10 months ago

      Hi Ashley, thanks for the feedback I’m happy you enjoyed it. It was about loving the beat writers and self destructive musicians when I was younger and then feeling like I’d sort of grown out of that and using the idea that I didn’t fit in to that style of writing anymore because I became happy and didn’t burn out young as so many of them did.

    • Ashley Aker 1 year, 10 months ago

      Thanks Conor , after reading it again from your perspective it makes complete sense. I also relate to those heroes that we held so close when our nerves were a little more exposed. There's a bittersweet sensation knowing you've grown past that, but also understanding maybe that's not who you are, and celebrating the person you've grown to be.

    • Conor Miggan 1 year, 10 months ago

      i agree completely on the sensation of growing past it. I tend to focus on those fleeting feelings to write about and exorcise those feelings.

  • Rick Doble 1 year, 10 months ago

    Maybe this is a pre-mid-life crisis???