Dogs 2010

MEDIA MINISTRY
(2/22/10)


we hear it
from the pulpit
of the press
every day

wars
STDs
rapes
thefts
deceit
floods
cancer
famine
torture
disease
draught
gridlock
adultery
murders
tornados
disorders
accidents
robberies
burglaries
hurricanes
car wrecks
beheadings
malfeasance
earthquakes
insurgencies
plane crashes
election fraud
embezzlement
terrorist attacks
human rights violations
or just plain shitty
weather
behavior
and microbial
misanthropy

here
and there
a feel good
human interest story
is tossed
in our
direction
to keep
the sanity
intact

their sermons
multiply
along with
their advertisers
filling collection plates
that support
as well as
validate
their efforts

their misery
miasma
constantly flows
over the pews
of the populace
who simply want
to tune out

sadly
the human
condition
continues
despite ignored
updates

we can
close
our eyes
and ears
but our vulnerability
remains

services
on the hour
every
hour