August 14,  1990

there will come a time
when all that matter
we call brain
will dry decay
leaving a hollow shell

we never think of this
for we see death in bright
electronic colored pixels on TV
faces still in agony
in lands too far removed

death is a passing frame
caught in the panning motion
of a hand held camera
daily images on the screen
cut off by the commercials

the cut is brutal but
we need the sponsor
to deliver the expensive
glorified product