this searing boxed energy

is sapping my strength

I try not to see

the inanity’s length

that goes on past borders

of my mind’s eye

(and my actual eye)…


hazed by condition

we call common cold

the tv’s alive now

I’ve never felt bold

enough just to shoot it

it’s offensively loud-

er than my thoughts

and when did this crowd

get the green light it needed

to make such a show

has anyone watched it

or heard someone mow

a much nicer tune

than the musical theme

it’s the basic equivalent

of hearing green screen

being scratched by a chalkboard

when killing some glass

you should fire that brainkill

I refuse to use ___

just to make this line rhyme

and I also love donkeys

a much better name

humility caped

by a loveable frame

and I don’t want this black thing

plugged into the web

they warned others hear you

if you’re close to the…. thing

that doesn’t rhyme with web.



Sometimes it’s best
to back away from the microphone…


40 thoughts on “

  1. This is such a cool verse. I love the way you rhymed. Hope that nasty cold goes away. But it will clear your head. Rest well, dear Venessa , it’s good to see your post.

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  2. A lot of fun, Vanessa, I think ‘farce’ is okay. πŸ™‚ You’ve touched on topics in the poem and comments dear to my blood pump–no privacy (a while back gmail started suggesting replies to my emails, I hope it’s not just me 😜 ) and appealing to the lowest common denominator (media and politicians). What’s stuck in my mind is a comment from a friend years ago when we were discussing where to put a tv. His suggestion–anywhere, as long it faces the wall.

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    • No it isn’t just you, I mean, the “coincidences” between these different apps…ugh. Gmail stuff freaks me out actually…I find myself laughing hysterically more and more…
      thanks for reading, I always appreciate your feedback!

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hi. friendly banter is always welcome.

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