DOWNTIME

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DOWNTIME

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Daytime TeeVee

sucked me into its yawning maw

again.

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.

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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!

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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

finally

you go out to join them.

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

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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?

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~ by reverendhellfire on October 16, 2016.

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