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Saturday, April 5, 2014

Extinguished (for Kurt Cobain 20 years later)


I have no illusion of you
as prophet to our generation
with the words of God in your mouth,
                hell, you were barely a poet,
neither priest to a postmodern faith,
and still less of you as a rock messiah.

But in some small way you saved me,
or helped me save myself.
I hope you’ve found some stillness
now that the lights have been blown out.

 निर्वाणNirvana (Sanskrit) – “extinguished” as in a candle.
Today (April 5, 2014) marks the 20th anniversary of Cobain's suicide.

See also - Rock And Roll Apocalypse



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