so safe suburbia

March 20, 2014


no tanks but popped pills and

angsty stretched youth fill the


streets of our so safe suburbia

what is there left to bear witness


to but the back of eyelids and

a muted television screen as


a meal is microwaved for dinner

how fortunate we are for this


curse of cushioned living and

electronic dollar signs dissipating


into a never ending stream of

the next purchase, the next


dream within reach miles above

most the other world’s heads


how dare any of us so privileged

complain for a moment but


pain is a lack of resistance to

life’s forces and when sedentary


we have no pressure to give back

we do what we do best, we take

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