A Life?

Just “… 10 fingers and two eyes?”
From ‘Is About’, by Allen Ginsberg

Radio news, weather report,
Eight hours of work
Where someone might actually
Speak real words.

Of course at home
Real food is eaten
To the hymnal of TV,
Until full time devotion
Can be made unto its screen.

Then sleep
Eight hours
Real peace.

Let’s recap:
Something true sometimes occurs
For a moment while at work,
(if we hear a spoken word)
while we eat a Happy Meal,
(if we pause to taste or smell)
or while sleeping, sleep is real.

Is that what
It all
“Is About?”

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