Thanks to Sarah Doughty and Dipendra Tamang for bringing us the third year of November Notes.
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.
9 thoughts on “November Notes, Day 2, Lost”
You sure we are not twins. You are speaking my language
Very glad to know I’m not alone! Thank you! 🙂
That’s one of my favorite songs. “Oh, no I’ve said too much.”
I could hear that, feel your frustration as I read. It’s potent and poignant. I like how you take us from a broad, national frustration to a single, specific encounter.
Oh wow, this was quite powerful.
Thank you, Sarah. And thanks for doing November Notes again! I love it!
I’m so glad you’re enjoying it!
I do. I also need to catch up. Thanks again, Sarah!