Mambo

It’s a great tragedy for me that I had to waste hundreds of hours of my time on fishing shows and sitcoms.

03/09/2018

Bad art makes me shudder

That horrible realization

That I have polluted my soul

With something unnecessarily coarse

Grating, incorrect or hopeless

For we have a finite amount

Of moments to fill

So to waste time on trash

Hurts my pride and spirit

And for such waste

To color my thoughts in the future

Is the bane of my existence

I wonder how

These purveyors of filth and mediocrity

Can live with themselves

Having summoned such ugliness

In to the world

And to have soiled the mark

They leave on eternity

At some point in time I completely lost all in interest in mainstream TV and movies. The thought of pouring things like ‘Everybody Loves Raymond and ‘King of Queens’ into my subconscious literally makes me shudder. It doesn’t help that the whole point of this stuff is to sell you things you probably don’t need in the all too frequent ad breaks.

These days I don’t have to deal with it but sharing a cell the TV is on pretty much all the time. It’s a great tragedy for me that I had to waste hundreds of hours of my time on fishing shows and ‘Big Bang Theory’.

I think a lot about the mark we leave on this planet and making bad art and culture is a legacy of disharmony that will echo through eternity.

The title of this poem and the image relates to another piece of culture that is ugly beyond all imagination. Apologies to Reg Mombassa.

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