i have been to the moon and back

the beginning of the big bang and the end of time

seen it all

before after and never was

hell heaven murder catastrophe

kids strung up by their parents to die

and medically sanctioned torture to boot

there is no meaning preferment no nothing

i am a shell, bizarrely empty with a tinny sound

no deep rumbles of sea surges in me

life is pale now

and i am dying