Monday, June 06, 2016

Ich Bin Ein Berliner ...

Ich Bin Ein Berliner ...

i'm rebuilding the Berlin Wall
sledgehammering rock and block
back into place
slopping mortar
mixed with gravel
on a broken trowel
and building brick by brick
up to 12 feet high
and 27 inches thick
a barricade
dipping and surging
along an anonymous border
oh, do not ask where it is
you'll know soon enough
when you hear
the howls and screams
of the Housewives of Orange County
on the other side
when you witness
the carnage
of 26 Bachelorettes
with chipped French manicures
clawing their way
to the top
only to be pushed back
into the squabble
of fake romance
you'll know
when your jaw drops
the very moment you discover
CNN and TLC and E!
are off the air
the moment you understand that
have disappeared forever
when you realise
that a fresh-faced generation
of children will never know
Honey Boo-Boo or Bart Simpson
never have to endure
Toddlers and Tiaras
MTV or the Kardashians
and the world will finally
make sense again




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