Poemdog

Dogs 2021

Commercial Conspiracy
(10/22/2021)


Brother Bollocks
attempts
to watch programs
on his very basic
cable subscription

he seeks
entertainment

information

knowledge
of his estranged
peers

but he sees
mainly
merchandising

he changes
channels
trying to avoid
advertisements

but they
are legion

and they
seem
to be synchronized

commercials
on one network
playing at the
same time
as those
on others

in fact
they are easier
to find
than movies

newsweathersports

or the odd
interview

Brother Bollocks
is irritated
by these cheap

condescending

crass sales
ploys

so much so
that he now
uses them
as workout
motivation

increasing
weight

reps

intensity

driven
by the drivel
spewing
from his widescreen

he purchases
none
of the products

none
of the services

none
of the underlying
philosophies

using
their marketing
efforts
against them

remote
in hand
as counter-capitalistic
control

respiring

perspiring

clicking
his way
to better
economic
health