Canto CCXXI

I once shone a torchlight on the floor
and made the cat scramble about the house,
trying to pin it down with his sharp claws

as if it was another scrawny mouse.
At least he was wise enough to give in
unlike the blinkered hordes of our species

who never seem to get bored of chasing
a tiny fickle spotlight, I guess fame
requires as many hearts as Aztec sunshine—

our state religion, our zero sum game.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Peter Litton
    Apr 08, 2012 @ 23:18:32

    In his book 1984 George Orwell suggests that television will provide the Proles with hours of mindless entertainment so that thy become so dumbed down that they loose their ability to think or challenge big brother.
    X Factor
    Celebrity come dancing
    I’m a celebrity …
    Britain’s got talent
    Ant and Dec
    T.O.W.I. E

    Orwell was right.

    Reply

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