television.

2005-03-15 at 11:42 (poetry)

float in and out
don’t scream don’t shout
don’t feel it’s real
just stay in your shell.
keep watching the box
stay sitting on the couch
don’t move from where you are
your eyes glued to the screen.

tune in and out
don’t cry or shout
sit there; fixed stare
don’t move from your chair
don’t think or blink
don’t listen just hear
don’t try just buy
don’t live just die

the box holds your dreams:
the pale backlit screen
keeps you captive in your straightjacket
it’s everything you need.

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