By Andrew Bell
Predatory lending of ego reassurance
Proselytizing contaminated water
fluoride for the teeth of our mind
we drink its essence
everyday when we wake up, and every night before we go to bed.
Partners in the firm of Buy, Use and Discard
Focus-grouped proliferation of the newest and best
Discreet window-shopped glances and temporary cravings.
Phantom Limb Syndrome.
The subjugation of discomfort brought to you by the fine folks
at Anaesthesia Incorporated.
The caloric consumption of a tapeworm swimming in a melting tub of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream
We sit waiting for the movie to begin, but are met only with an endless string of previews.
The main event taking place behind secret, closed doors.
Out in the woods, the owls kill mice and lick lollipops
And old men with long white beards make organic popcorn in big organic iron skillets over big organic carbon fires
Certified, Approved, Best-Selling, #1, All-Natural, Bonafide
Plastic cutlery, metal detectors
Seismic indicators of subterranean synesthesia
The buried revelation of a collective consciousness
The forgotten awe of a child
The unobserved beauty of a rainy sunset
The unearthed stench of rotting contemplation
Dissociative Technocracy Disorder diagnosed and prescribed a twice-daily dose of screen time, co-pay payable with bitcoin.
Drive-Thru pharmacies selling synthesized versions of the plants we’ve forgotten about
Our gardens neglected and full of weeds
A highly rated film, this one—shining reviews, a must-see!
A brilliant interpretation of a timeless classic!
Dim the lights