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Escapism


04.22.15 Posted in today's words by

Ross Knapp is a recent college graduate with degrees in philosophy and literature. He has an experimental literary novel forthcoming and various publication in Commonline Journal, Blue Lake Review, Poetry Pacific Magazine, Indiana Voice Journal, Shot Glass Journal, and others. Ross lives in Minneapolis. 

Escapism
By Ross Knapp

No agnosticism possible here–
Entertain your favorite drug of choice

Nursing your miniature id
Your problematic faith in Progress
Emotional discussion over coffee
Philosophical discussion over drinks
Popcorn erotic fiction
Highbrow literature and poetry
Mass-appeal prehistoric music
Avant-garde novelty and art
Drown your sorrows in alcohol
Delay your nightmares in coke
Mask your fears through movies
Forget reality in TV’s fanaticism
Waste away lonely on Facebook
Lose your life online or off

Draining factories; out of sight out of mind
Offices and restaurants: the new overlords of our time
Work avoided once again for a future zeitgeist
(Work towards what automaton? eschaton?)
Universal unfulfillment

 

 



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