Dogs 2010

WHERE'S YOUR CROWN?
(1/12/10)


I am
an idiot

no doubt

I consistently
misinterpret
the myriad
of meandering inputs
bombarding
my five
senses

I can't even
listen
to a simple song
and get that
right

for years
I thought
that the line
in Metallica's
King Nothing
was

"with your crown came nothing"

not

"where's your crown, King Nothing?"

as I said
an idiot

I had built
my own storyline
around
those mistaken
words

I thought
that it might
be a dig
at Jesus

thorns
but no land
no moat
no court
no castle
no subjects

indeed
no thing
of substance
came with that
crown

king
kingdom
and jester
all
in
one

when
I finally
read the lyrics
I was embarrassed
and slightly
disappointed

I thought
that my version
would be a bit
more meaningful
than just
another slam
at celebrity

no difference
really
I guess

in the end
it's all the same
they're all left
with just a name

empty
crowns
all

nothing