It began with the shift from puka shells to unmanned
predator drones, then quickly snowballed as civilization
expanded westward, out past the airport towards the
new pumping station.
Businessmen followed, establishing public officials then
digging up inflated sewer lines for dead canary pineapple
Of course media jumped in, battling democracy, doing
their best to protect fortified billionaires from Detroit
upholstery revolutions, fighting against Dirty Dozen
Today the building blocks are gone, salty citizens replaced
by rubber-oared salary slaves, talk radio bamboozling
sponge panic trailer trash, the slapstick electronic Leviathan
growing and growing.
No its not like it didnt used to be. Spied on by Jason Bourne
surveillance satellites, the latest lobotomy WMDs, another
General Custer military adventure.
Then theres the constant blah blah blah, Kremlin cover-ups,
Mafioso dons always passing the Euro, Mary Poppins bubbly
optimism unplugging corporate constipation.
This morning between cable headlines and a diet infomercial
something tried to break through. A little bird? The voice of
Somewhere in a world far far away a light brighter than an
exploding star flashed then disappeared.
Tokyo, Thursday, 12/03/09