Nihilists’ Credo

None of it really matters anymore;
neither our own impending erasure
nor the sudden vanishing of others;
not even the remote possibility that
no news might indeed be good news.

No one knows this better than we:
we’re hardly even here this minute.

Nothing is anything anymore.
Nothing. And none of us matter.
Nothing is real. None of it. None.

dVerse Poets Pub
Meeting The Bar
~ endings / beginnings ~


17 thoughts on “Nihilists’ Credo

  1. I have to disagree with ‘None of it really matters anymore’. Surely it never did! Nothing ever was or cared or moved and we never lived just crawled long enough to die. I could go on but it’s almost Christmas 🙂

  2. Goodness me. I am almost embarrassed to admit, even in a pandemic, that I’m optimistic and happy, I have family members who’ve recovered well from Covid, and I’m still in love with my husband of 42-years. Everything does matter, Ron.

  3. A rather indulgent credo to excuse no responsibility I believe, but I actually like the idea that nothing here is real, because to me, real would have to be eternal, and the physical world here is always shifting and seems like we live on borrowed time lately! Cheers to more poems in the new year 🍷

  4. Excellent response to Peter’s wonderful prompt Ron — haunting, but strong. Hope you have a great holiday season, and look forward to reading more of your work in 2021. That’s of course, unless we all disappear… or ARE we already gone? HMMMM? 😉

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