Dogs 2013

FINANCIALLY AGED METAL
(4/30/13)


I heard
one of my
heavy favorites
from the early
90s
on the internet
radio
last week

checked
to see
what "album"
the song was from
and found
that it was on
a recent
compilation
for the genre

googled
the CD
online

ordered it

received it

and saw
TIME LIFE
stamped all over
the anti-establishment
music
of my early
adulthood

am I
THAT
old?

have
all of the
head banging
sensory thrashing
misanthropic tunes
from the past
become quite
acceptable
sales fodder?

apparently
so

as the prophet
MJ Keenan
would say

"I sold out
long before
you ever heard
my name"

those artists

those songs

are like
the brilliant light
from stars
in the sky
that have
long since faded
or possibly died
but still amaze us
with their
timewarped
intensity

I throw
the CD jacket
away
and hope
that the glow
doesn't go
for a few
more years

~

compact
discs

I am
that
old