Monday, December 16, 2019

How I Became a Drug Addict

I used to smoke reefers for fun, 
But since big time doom has begun,
I just want to escape
From what’s taking shape,
While watching myself come undone. 

O.K., I suppose that it’s true: 
Escape’s what I’d always pursue;
Doom, we might say,
Has a strange way 
Of showing yourself to you. 

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Hotel Doom

So I called up the Captain to whine:
“I feel strange, in ways hard to define—
Mental changes so bad,
Like I haven’t had
Since nineteen sixty-nine.”

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Don’t Care

Doom’s getting harder to bear:
I’m stocked up, no more to prepare,
I could go anywhere,
Do whatever I dare,
But I don’t, ‘cause I no longer care.

Thursday, October 24, 2019


Survival becomes more demanding
Since starting our final crash landing; 
And as resources fall,
War of all against all
Expands to the last person standing. 

Friday, October 18, 2019


I’m sitting right here on death row:
No way out, and nowhere to go;
So frankly, my friend,
I’m not fearing the end—
It’s the end of the trouble, you know.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019


Day by day, while losing our hope,
We struggle to find ways to cope;
Well, personally, 
What’s working for me: 
All I do now is sleep and smoke dope.

Friday, July 19, 2019

This Is What Collapse Looks Like

While sales of end-of-world books spike,  
Without law and order, crooks strike;
So when doom ruins your day, 
Remember to say,
“This is what collapse looks like.”

Friday, June 14, 2019

In Praise of Sleep

Relief from my worries comes when
I escape into sleep in my den;
One fly in the ointment:
The great disappointment
That comes if I wake up again. 

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Date with Destiny

No surprise, as the end of life nears,   
How much shittier each day appears;
Because, as we know,
There’s still far to go
For extinction in just a few years.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Go Ask Alice

Lately, the way that I feel
Is strange, so how do I deal?
I keep feeding my head
(Like the Dormouse said),
‘Cause shit is already surreal. 

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Have a Great Day

Just ask any doom cognoscenti:
Despite reasons to worry aplenty,
We’ll soon get released
Via being deceased,
But who gives a fuck? It’s four-twenty!

Saturday, March 30, 2019

More Benjamin the Donkey

No Woo

Everyone finds their own view
On what, where, when, how, why and who;
My cognitive glue
Is to hold science true—
It helps deal with doom when I do. 

In Praise (?) of Denial

If I had no denial, I’d know 
That my life will continue to blow,
And since my life sucked
And I’m totally fucked,
I’d have killed myself long long ago.

Just Say No to Anxiety

At worsening horrors we’re gawking—
There’s no fix, just hope-filled pep talking;
The future you know:
(How else could things go?)
It’s over—we’re dead people walking.

Relief for the Depressed

When it seems things can’t get any worse,
And those bad thoughts, you cannot disperse,
You might ask in dismay
How to be more O.K.,
And the answer is in the next verse.

It might be just naivete,
So say to yourself straightaway:
“In the future, I’ll see
That things won’t ever be
As good as they still are today.”

Curing Cognitive Dissonance

If you’re close to the end of your rope 
‘Cause two worlds make life hard to cope,
There’s a new view to try
Before we all die:
No unrealistic false hope.

The Living Will Envy The Dead

Our suffering’s only begun
From fate, which we cannot outrun;
There'll be widespread approval
Of human removal
By the time this shitshow’s all done.

Our Will to Live

We’ve evolved, dear doom inductee,
As saddled, and cannot buck free:
Despite all we suffer,
We claim we’re still tougher,
And keep right on trucking. Fuck me.

Some Days Are Worse Than Others

‘Round these parts we get by somehow,
And haven’t yet run out of chow;
But stuff coming our way
Gets still worse every day,
So kill me—just kill me right now.

Fire and Ice

[An oldie, renovated:]

Wondering how we’ll expire?
The answer, in case you inquire:
What we know now’s concise— 
Though ice might be nice, 
The world will be ending in fire.