Existential Haikus

Tyler R. Martin

I am spurred on by
Entropy, violence, and hate
For the world at large.

And yet I fail to
Confront the bitter blackness
Consuming my soul,

Tearing at my limbs,
Distracting me from my goals
Undermining life.

“to be pointless”

Tyler R. Martin

Woke up today thinking I’d probably die.
Poured coffee drank it down, coughed, then
Cracked a beer, lit a smoke, contemplated life;
Found it pointless, but, on the heels of that,
Contemplated that death is also pretty pointless,
So I cracked another beer scratched my gut
And said I’d try again tomorrow.