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Life Without The iPod

November 9, 2007

The old laundromat is a new place
I can hear the TV’s blaring while I sort and fold
I wouldn’t notice if the shows were in English,
but because they’re in Spanish, I can’t hear the content
only the tone

Jerry Springer wannabes
shout over their congregations
shrill, loud, bursting with searing righteousness
talking fast,
like they’re having something important taken from them
as if someone might steal their words
like they’re running out of air

I look up at the fuzzy screen intermittently
to see the hang-dog expression
of the person being berated

what’s wrong with us?

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