Spencer Madsen got a million cares but a bitch ain’t one. You see, Spencer Madsen is single hence no girlfriend. If he did have a girlfriend, then he wouldn’t have a poetry career, and the world would be a worse place. We benefit from Spencer’s single misery. Personally I am afraid of a future with Spencer Madsen becoming a ‘fly guy’, catching all the babes in the palm of his hand. The way I’d like it to work out would be he dates a poetry girl and they release a chapbook together. A year or so later they’d have a kid who would grow up to be extraordinarily successful, thus ushering in a second period of Spencer’s writing. How he would choose to deal with his not yet created child’s success would make for engaging reading indeed. But let’s get to Spencer’s most recent contribution to the literary world.
“Choose Your Own Adventure” explores a lonely person’s life. You’re the person. Your life appears to be sad. Nothing is accomplished. The hypothetical audience watching your life might be bored. It isn’t interesting, so them merely existing is creepy. Do they really exist though or is it all in your head? Are you bored enough to come up with a fictitious audience viewing your bleak, mundane, cat-filled existence. You reach the end. Spencer offers you two choices since he’s a nice guy. First you can see how you took care of the sink full of dishes. Second you could take a shower, ‘crack you fucking skull’ and die which appears to be a more metal-based choice.
Neither choice is wrong. Remember the sage advice of Rush “If you choose not to decide you still have made a choice.” Life is hard. It is 90% filled with boring details nobody would bother writing down. 10% of life is fantastic. This is a general, statically proved rule. Your results may vary. Mine might. Writing this right now, I’m uncertain. Perhaps I have a meaningful life that I share with my loved ones. Or I may live in some far away land writing on a blog for people who I will generally never meet in real life.
I liked this poem. Spencer made me think about life. Guess that’s his goal. He even released it on Frank Hinton’s infinitely excellent site “Metazen”. Frank probably agrees with Spencer’s outlook on life. It could be possible she lives life to the fullest. Not really sure as no one has met Frank Hinton, just like nobody has met Peterbd either. Why people choose to be anonymous on the internet, I don’t know. It makes no sense to me. Shoot, I don’t even know if Spencer Madsen isn’t an alias for someone or if that is his real name. Or if when people meet him he dresses up in a cow disguise to blend into the scenery.
All I am sure of is this is a good poem. Good job sir!