The Old World

A young person can easily see the faults in the old world that is decaying and dying all around them,
and recognize the foolishness of old people who are trying to keep it alive artificially.
What they can’t see,
until they are older,
if even then,
is that their fresh new world is decaying too,
that all their bright ideas and revolutions begin rotting almost as soon as they are born,
and the glorious world unfolding in front of them
will close in behind them
in the time it takes to draw a breath.




Published by mikepowernyc

New album "Observations" available now. A veteran of NYC’s underground music scene, Mike Power played on the stages of such beloved lost venues as CBGB’s and Kenny’s Castaways, as well as stalwart surviving ones like Arlene’s Grocery and the Bitter End as singer/songwriter/bassist with Late Model Humans. In 2020, quarantining from the global pandemic he worked remotely with other artists to record a collection of new music called Observations, that infuses his punk roots with introspective acoustic pieces.

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