Status Report, 2018 CE


A whole World corrupt

and rotten.

Rotten to it’s very core

and every Institution is a Lie.

Only Two Laws;

One for Them.

One for You.

Nothing new.

Another day, another Atrocity.

Public Relations sends an Operative to explain

and soon another Robot

with perfect teeth

and a botox smile

is mouthing incomprehensible Jargonese

upon the screen.

(This secret language known

only to bureaucrats, politicians

and the occasional media mouthpiece

is believed to act as a tourniquet

on the cerebral cortex.)

A pressure group of Proles demands

an App that dumbs it down enough

for them to understand,

and unlimited bandwidth.

Meanwhile, latest market research indicates

the target audience feels no pain,

it’s too heavily medicated or drunk.

Instead it wallows like a cranky baby

in self indulgence and sour discontent,

moods swinging wildly

between schaden freude

and self pity.

It knows the World is dying

but pretends not to notice.

As one respondent noted;

“You could care

but that takes effort.

Easier to lie back

and wallow in your own excrement.“`

“Ah, where will it all end?”,

a colleague sighed. I

didn’t know, so I asked Google.

But the Internet wasn’t certain either,

so it just gave me a list

of predicted Apocalypses

and told me to pick one I liked.

Nibiru was a bit of a no show,

but don’t fret, it might just be running late

and the Messiah Foundation International

assures me an asteroid will collide

with the earth, sometime in 2020.

Isaac Newton predicted 2060,

though later reworked his calculations

to come up with 2018.

Asteroids and Jesus are the two most popular

scenarios, and if the heat death of the Universe

is too far away for you, (10duotrigintillion CE)

a big burst of Gamma Radiation

from WR104 should thoroughly autoclave the planet

sometime in the next 300,000 years.

I passed the results of my research

onto my colleague

but I haven’t heard back from them Yet.

I’m not sure if that’s a good sign

or not.



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.




~ by reverendhellfire on March 4, 2018.

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