free cee A NOVEL OF NEGATIVITY

Written by: jeffry cohan

                        A NOVEL OF NEGATIVITY

Things happen to me the best fiction writer couldn’t dream up
You could fit all my good luck in a child’s doll house tea cup
If bad luck had teeth I’d have a torso marred by festering scars
And for me there’s only wishing on a sky full of sterile and impotent stars

My life is a badly written novel like they sell in second hand bookstores
I lose every miserable match while the hero of the team constantly scores
The words in my novel make no sense to anyone with any sense
And to me God and good luck are merely the essence of a pretense

I try for things that seem possible for a man like me to reach
But in the contract I have with heaven there seems to be a breach
I pray to a guardian angel who must be deafened to my pleas
As I simply stand aside waiting to see what disappointment decrees

My prayers are perceived as paltry and my dreams are all too deceptive
While the Lord I pray to nightly disrespects me and remains unreceptive
That guardian angel I mentioned resides in a land I cannot find
As my further failure and future were all summarily redefined

My life is a scene of seedy places and traces of all the hope I have lost
And that cheap novel in a second hand bookstore has been radically reduced in cost
I worry not that someone will plagiarize me since it’s a story no one would steal
In any event the publisher of tawdry tales and stories always backs out of the deal
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