No one really reads poetry but here’s some anyway.
In news tonight,
Innocent people are suffering and there is nothing you can do but watch
This footage may offend some viewers
The darkness of this world is truly overwhelming
For what do we hope in the face of the universes’ ambivalence ?
Our Main story tonight holds up a megaphone to the screams of those tortured and dying
And that is all
There’s nothing empathy or kindness can do for breaking news
Chaos and hatred sandwiched between finance and weather reports
The reporter glazed over from years of tragedy repeats the teleprompters words as an oath – a promise that what has happened, was happening, always will and is continuing to happen
Why have we not all buried our heads in the sand
Run breathless back to the wild
Why have we not abandoned our homes and headed back to our roots Headed back and plunged ourselves into soil filled with things doing the real work
The real important shit
Fled our lounge rooms before the nightly news, left playing to an empty room, has even gotten to the sports report