“Movie Title”

we’re all the same 
digital consumers hooked in
daily fixes of newsfeed headlines
our daily source of sound bytes
no discretion advised
warning labels absent
free of constraint
response apparently ill-considered
hung to dry like dirty laundry
lined out and buried next to yesterday’s coffee grounds

malcontent misaligned
shattering records with sweet tooth
under denial lies some twinge of remorse
cut and pasted from old newspaper, yellowed
there is victory in
the space between a blink and a tear
breath
(no gasping)
hand on the buzzer
lightning round
all shock and awe
when the end credits roll

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