18 Feb

I don’t wanna watch that
because it already happened,
and happens inside me when I do.
Our culture is enamored with
the psychology of observing life
rather than living it.

Why do we love to watch evil?
Why do we love bloodshed and pain?

We think,
as long as it’s happening to someone else;
as long as we’re not the one–
if we just watch and feel,
what we witness isn’t real,
but then find out the hard way
that we cannot escape
the realities we construct
from virtual feelings.



Limericist 2008

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Posted by on February 18, 2021 in Poetry



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