As time goes by

 

I tasted the best years of my life.

I wasted the rest of them in a dive.

I heard monkeys crying.

I saw junkies flying.

I drowned myself in virtuality.

I climbed the stairs of ecstasy

I danced the customary dances.

I took the ordinary chances.

I sang the common song.

Was I wrong?

Beyond all fanciness

Was sparkling emptiness.