We make the news as much as the news makes itself.
If nobody cared, it would never make the air.
When everybody cares, they’d never take it off the air.
Look at the news
stare at the headlines
cast your eye on the
catch of the day
and see yourself
looking back at yourself
as 150,000 dead in Asia.
A hiccup of the Tao we call
Tectonic plates folding in on themselves
though we see the story not the honesty of the reality that the earth is a living being
breathing us in and spitting us out
a universe of meaning.
Then, rape in Etobicoke
shooting in Scarborough
suicide bombing in Baghdad
tucked between ads for Bad Boy electronics.
Can we take anything seriously
when we see these things sponsored by companies profiteering from such
Add the funny pages, horoscopes, and stabs at predicting the weather and you have the
recipe for modern