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Saturday, 2 February 2019

Thirty Second News

Thirty Second News

A thirty second slot
on the TV news
pointed out the match
by the nuclear fuse -
America pulls out
of the missile ban,
media treating news
as only media can:
a full five minutes
on a celebrity royal,
giving out food
wrapped in celebrity foil,
writing her words
on soon-decayed fruit,
while the TV news
debase and dilute -
as Mulder said,
‘the truth is out there’,
the truth, it seems,

is that we just don’t care.

© Andrew Goodson

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