Thursday, January 03, 2008


A revisitation of an earlier poem


the whole world’s gone inane
with television infomercials
at its neon banner-head
ob-literate by caffeination
our over-medicated nation
undermines the naïve soul
and sells each half-hour in its stead
direct injection in the veins
its glass-eyed patronage secured
in intravenous, subdued, assent
in sesame street-like sound and feeling
in empty noise somehow appealing
a parody of sentiment
but poetry is so revealing,
a portraiture of dismissed feelings
and, underneath the clichéd phrase,
confessions of an unwashed brain.