Neu!

xkcd

First thing in the morning
touching thin paper reading
headlines moving index finger
slightly on repeat
first thing in the morning
staring into tied, tight looking
faces polished or brave
or bereft of their substance
first thing in the morning
reading reality absorbing
a message which will mend
its way along lines of
implemented NEWS FLASH NEWS FLASH NEWS FLASH!
sunny weather clouds here and
there bombs and oil leaks and clubs
hitting debts rising
first thing in the morning
murder, treason, genocide,
collateral corpses, fire, NEWS FLASH
NEWS FLASH NEWS FLASH
first thing in the morning?
Dumb and numb and deaf
and toothless, lacking tongue
lacking spine or the ability
of erasing a habit and renewing
a perspective, a way of looking at
then acting on what’s happening
not only on thin paper and through
moving your index finger.

Cologne, July 2011

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