Thursday, November 28, 2013

MALIBU ROAD

They're making a study
of what works on television.
What faces doing what, what bodies
looking how.
In the big beachfront houses on Malibu Road
those few who stay up late anymore
are working out algorithms
of a dream.
Next year you may live in their product
in their guesses
thinking you're being yourself
whatever that is
thinking the sex you're having is
your own.
You'll be eating a meal that you can't imagine now
made up of dishes you'll think are your idea.
They won't be. Nothing is really
your idea.
A study is being made. Go live
your lives.

5 comments:

  1. I keep looking around my body for the "Clear all cookies" button.

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  2. I shall live, but no longer in Malibu.

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  3. disturbing. disturbing because it's real. i'm glad to see you continue to write poetry.

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