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Screen Day

26 Apr
red eyes blink
squint flutter open

stump to the big box
press
whirrrr
stare

screen too bright
pain glow

pull the blinds
stare
i don't see a thing

to the bathroom
stare
turn magazine pages
but i don't read


grunt
pull postage stamps
wipe look
wipe again

back
the pc-idiotbox
eye screen
the world reports
old

with the takeover
of the pc
in the face

drugged
to just not do it
but eyeball the nudies
all day
drained

look
stare
empty
emptiness
emptied

kids
don't go outside
these days
don't explore
play ball
chase butterflies

too brain-dead
staring at the five inch
brain-sucking gametoy

back to
my forty inch
brainsucker

stomach growls
*toot

water for tea
wash face
brush teeth
shave stubble
underarm deodorant
steep teabag

put in two slices of toast
sit again
siestatime

try thinking
for grins
but i don’t want to think

try to think again
stare
slack jaw

sip tea
thawing
sip tea

ringing in the head
it’s another day
time to do...
siesta
stare

don't noodle
no thing tastes
sit down again
sipping more tea

solitary
silent

munch on toast
dry without taste
like sawdust

esophagus burns
head pain behind the eyes
bone tired

another day
march the somethingth

listen
to the sounds
cars
the pc fan
the rattling
of the radiator
cars & trucks
sloshing by–

but no bird songs

not a thing
not
a
flipping thing–

just me
this
like paint drying grass growing

a sinking ship
as
i
sit
just
...











3.9 10/10
© Brian Peter Hodgkinson 
 
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Posted by on April 26, 2022 in Poetry

 

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