When Kerouac 

‚ÄčWhen

Jack Kerouac 

Was alive

Most of us were

Nonexistent 

Yet

We’re familiar 

With his

Benzedrine 

Influenced 

Prose 

When

George Washington 

Was alive

Even more

Of us

Were 

Nonexistent 

Yet

We’re all

Familiar 

With that 

Cherry tree

He chopped 

Down

Down

When

George Bush 

Became 

A nihilist 

And did

Nihilist things 

Everything 

Quaked 

Shook 

Quaked 

Which

George Bush?

It doesn’t 

Matter

It doesn’t 

Matter 

Which one

….

What matters

Now is

How

We will or

Won’t be

Remembered 

In

A thousand years (how)

Dust In Eye 

‚ÄčStars

Screaming 

Unthankful 

Twinkling 

Aphorisms 

Dust

In

Eye

Dust

In

I

Deepest

Yearnings 

Turn

Profound 

Meanings 

Back

Around 

Into

Inverted 

Quotations / explanations 

See it all

Evaporate 

Bifurcate 

Via

Heart strung 

Medicinal

Descriptions 

Of

Holistic 

Humanities 

Aiding 

Scars

Hugging 

Stars

Truth 

In

You

Inside tinted 

Ecosystems 

They laugh and

Fornicate 

Before the dust settles 

We 

Escape 

Reality