Daytime TeeVee

sucked me into its yawning maw


Voracious as a vacuum cleaner on Valium

it swallowed my day wholesale

whilst the Vacuous banter of marketing whores

hawking their wares/

wearing too much make up,

lulled me like a Librium Lullaby

into a semi-comatose state

of passive acceptance.


This happens sometimes to you

when the psychic batteries are drained

desperate for distraction you

flop on the couch/flick the switch

ride the alternating currents /just another channel Serf

you drift into the Nets

of the World Wide Web of Consumerism

indifferent as krill being processed

in a South Korean cannery

you numb out to the cavalcade of cartoons/

talk show celebrity lesbians/Matlock/ Riots in

Romania or is it Pittsburgh/

Donald Trump on High rotation/

groping his way through/

a gun-numbed Nation/Get Smart is still a moron/

(no surprises there)/Judge Judy gesticulates/

a documentary Orangutan ululates/

Parliamentary Question Time Ministers scratch

at their flabby buttocks (really scraping

the bottom of the entertainment barrel now)

as they stand for a minutes silence

to mark their indifference to the death

of a bejewelled and be-medalled military Stick-Insect

generally designated the King of Thailand./Oh

Politics! Oh Humanity! Oh

for Star Trek and a better future!


But that’s not till 5.00pm meanwhile/

a stack of cups

and plates & ashes

builds up around you/

crumbs on the carpet/ the crumpled newspapers

outside the birds are singing

in the sun


you go out to join them.






See the REV and the Kurilpa Poet crew running wild on the streets at this fabulous Folk Festival of the Free!!



The Reverend Hellfire is a practised Performance Poet,

President of the Kurilpa Institute of Creativity Inc.,

and an ordained Minister of the Church of Spiritual Humanism

AND the Church of the Universe.

What’s your excuse?



~ by reverendhellfire on October 16, 2016.

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