Hardcore Song of Myself
Cast my ashes from the stage of a club
On a Sunday matinee or the floor
Of a VFW hall so that
I might once again be pulled into the
Rush of a pit. Having bequeathed me to
The dirty floors, if you want me again
Look for me under the boot-soles of your
Doc Martens. I shall be D. Boon jamming
Econo. Mia Zapata having
Another shot of whiskey. Kurt Cobain
Inciting a gym full of teenagers.
GG Allin. Joe Coleman before the
Steel Tips’ set at CBGB’s lighting
A firecracker vest to joyful screams.
Patrick Nevins is an associate professor of English at Ivy Tech Community College. His writing appears in Schuylkill Valley Journal Online, The MacGuffin, and other journals. He is on Twitter @Patrick_Nevins.