Shakespeare named it clearly Life is a show Some have lengthy monologues Most have one-liners.
We bloom like flowers Spend our whole youth Chasing after heartbreak Trying to right the wrongs of familial dysfunction our lost childhood and other obsessions.
We work mindless repetition Shuffling papers shredding documents Deep-frying potatoes trucked in from Idaho Spill coffee on your laptop fall asleep married to your phone. Our lonely lives got lonelier via dehumanizing technology.
Mask up to do the laundry and drive home alone. Diaper your pie hole with cloth Crawl into bed like a sloth Rise, rinse and repeat the next morning.
Entertainment I forgot— We numbingly watch in virtual silence moving images of stars liars and propagandists we call them actors athletes doctors newscasters
They teach us murder rape violence and we celebrate them for replacing our thoughts and dreams with theirs.
Films are programming us What to wear what to eat what is trending is all about profit You think that they care about us?
If they could detonate a selective bomb that only killed we the peasants We’d already be dead. In this purgatory aquarium We’re the feeder fish.