THE POINTLESS JOURNEY

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By Tom H. Brooks 3

 

Desensitized

a robot
the only way to survive
the multimedia onslaught
It’s nonsense
all of it
laugh mindlessly
don’t worry
don’t try
sleep well
sure…

As machine gunners
take aim
at suicide bombers
who take out buildings
full of monkeys
who talk on cell phones
as they fall
and breathe fire
upon all the sheep
they see on the way down
and
nothing speaks to somebody
about whatever
and it all
begins to make a lot of sense
strangely
and somehow
you find yourself
in a junkyard
full of burnt-out old TVs
looking for a golden ring
or a jade monkey
or something
and you know
THAT YOU MUST FIND IT
before the next crescent moon
or all is lost…

It rises
the moon
a blood-red crescent
like a scimitar…
but in your hands
you hold
the treasure
the answer
THE KEY
but alas,
it falls through your fingers
down an open grate
and into the sewer-
naturally,
you dive in after it…

 

THB3

 

(The above digital artwork is called Dynamics…)

 

 

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