Being And Nothingness

Being and Nothingness

If all the world is a stage
then nothing is happening
in this theatre of the absurd.
Nothingness is being played out now

the gods have lost control
of the merry go round
and freedom reigns
in a world
where gods are meaningless
as Santa in summer
or stars in the sea.
They have walk on parts
to give the audience a laugh
but nothing to say anymore.

Meaninglessness raises a laugh.
They can’t work it out
so it must be funny
what remains

but to
look around the stalls
and the circle
and the gods
to see
what that company
of actors,
that company of strangers
make of it.

They’re looking at each other
searching for something
to make sense
of what’s happening on stage,
of what’s happening in life

now the merry go round has stopped turning
and there is no meaning,
no purpose

Lynn White

Photo: Ameer Basheer on Unsplash

First published in Cajun Mutt Press, September 2 2022

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