Wednesday, October 16, 2019


Nightly News Prison Break

Like a maestro conducting
three networks at once
I flip discordant channels
looking for escape

Soundbites break skin
What isn’t said blares loudly
I watch the burning house
with people inside it

They show engulfed bodies
then move to feel-good fluff
while the warden tries to convince me
that firefighters are the enemy

--Colleen Redman

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