This song is one of my favorites, REM’s “Losing My Religion.”
The smile dies on the lips as her words become clear.
You must know “losing my religion” isn’t about faith,
it’s about losing your shit, especially when the world
around you has become the land of the unenlightened,
the bigots, the haters, individuals who speak before
they think (if they think at all), the ones who practice
schadenfreude as a religion, pretend to be god-fearing.
The ones, like this woman, who want to ruin your day
because they are having a bad one or because
you and your dog move too slowly across the intersection
pissing her off enough to become another statistic
in murca; if only this was just a dream.