Wednesday, January 5, 2011

36. People Buy News

people buy news gossip

feel secure, far removed,

older than the newspaper

but they crave poetry

out of nostalgia

because money gets lonely

it’s really propaganda

but it’s believed too

even when they aren’t convincing

selling Taylor Swift bangs, OMG bangs!

rather than making it,

people buy lies, believe it,

leave it

good news is without warning, without aim, without substance

people buy newspapers to line bird cages, and wrap up

fill the psychic void

people buy news

when they fail to make news

with adrenaline pennies,

Deleuze and shoes,

without a critical thought

when they’ve wrung out the blues

that doesn’t stay news

Laurie Anne Fuhr, Catherine Heard, Brian Bartlett, Andréa Ledding, Kateri Lanthier, derek beaulieu, Amanda Earl, Colin Hill, Pearl Pirie, Warren Dean Fulton, Garry Thomas Morse, Roger Hanna, Kathleen Betts, Linda Steer, Warren Dean Fulton, Kim Goldberg, Christian Bök, Susan Christian, Tom Cull, Bernadette Wagner, Kristen Peterson, Gary Barwin

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