What the Jones Have in Their Garage

Photograph by Thomas Nugent

Photograph by Thomas Nugent

 

We are swept away
in this blue light
and it isn’t the vast infinity
of impenetrable day.

What is satisfaction
if it isn’t a commodity
or what the Jones’ have
in their garage or living room?

I tried to murder a cricket
with a can of Olde Spice
body spray because it
interrupted the noise

banging on the drums
inside my ears.
And as I drown the world
and its people in a bathtub

built from my intentional
disassociation from life,
I do it with the realization
that it isn’t God,

but Apple
who tells me
I could save their souls
with an upgrade.

~ryas

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