“I will not age gracefully” – A Promise

Above, the start of our recent poetry x music performance featuring Liane Halton and David Moser at DDC Dusk Dawn Club on December 15, 2019, part of Spittoon’s Megacity tour.

The poem is “A Promise,” which I wrote to reflect the frustration of being a liberal in our day and age (and while aging), with reality imposing itself on us as it does, the world being the way it always has been.

It is also a response to that reality: I see you, but kindly fuck off for a moment, please.


I will not age gracefully.
I will rage,

be the emotional, irrational human being
some god, in his immaculate stupidity,

designed us to be, all hope and delusion
in the image of his ceaseless yearning.