24/7

For the Midweek Motif at Poets United – Televised  The Perseid Meteor Shower peaked last night. In spite of the bright moon, those suckers really flew.

24/7
“Television has been the single greatest shaper of emptiness.” – Ravi Zacharias

we sit in our cocoons nursing some kind of drink
and stuffing some kind of snack down our throats.
long distance the news comes to us 24/7 –
we absorb it like sponges
on the back of the sink as they absorb the water’s slow
leak from the faucet and the accumulating bacteria.
Sure we get the cultural stuff –
but we prefer the news.
We act horrified but we continue to watch.
I’m going outside to stare at the Perseid
meteor shower – be amazed at how the tiny grains of sand
light up the night sky.
I watch the stars in their orbit –
cicadas rattle and thrum in the close summer night.
Peace descends like soft falling rain.

Perseid Meteor Show 2019 Space Photos

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