Friday, November 21, 2008

2 months without reprieve

I’m so tired of the abuse of gloom
economic gloom, investor gloom, consumer gloom, mood of gloom

I found it dozens of times in today’s paper, as if it were being advertised.
Isn’t there another word? Dejection? Glumness? Negativity?
Ok, maybe not.

If you ask me it’s no match for doom, its eternal partner.

Poor gloom, forever being yanked out of the mothballs for some dour purpose
yet so orthographically appealing, proper and symmetrical
able to balance whole worlds on its head

Gloom that foggy-eyed glaucoma
Gloom that wet bread

2 comments:

Talia said...

I prefer "drear."

SarahJane said...

It's so Bronte.

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