They want you to believe
what they’re selling won’t kill you,
but the truth is everywhere:
overcrowded cardiac units,
psychiatric overload, car crashes
on every other corner.
And they know what tools to use:
the glossiest paints, the shiniest
polish, the slickest jingles and
catchiest slogans. They offer up
the most unbelievable discounts
but the unaltered facts remain:
swill remains swill; gluttony and
blind greed continue unabated.
Everybody hears the promise of a
new day dawning, but every morning
when the alarm goes off, most of us
get up and go reluctantly, unfazed
by the emptiness, undeterred by decay.
Most of us, enervated, overdosed on
blather and hype, can only sit,
motionless, hypnotized, staring at
screens, clutching remotes, comatose.
Open Link Night -LIVE
~ OLN # 298 ~