The Bird Within

This image first appeared on Instagram

This poem was first published in SpeedPoets Vol. 9.7 (September 2010)

and presented during the Overload Poetry Festival Short Poetry Ticker, September 2010

Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 on the Tarmac at Canberra Airport, Thursday, 24 May 2018 17:57

Virgin Australia Boeing 737-800 on the Tarmac at Canberra Airport, Thursday, 24 May 2018 17:57

Taken with a Samsung Galaxy S7

Processed in Instagram

Qantas Boeing 737 “Retro Roo II” on the Tarmac at Canberra Airport, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 08:05

Qantas Boeing 737 “Retro Roo II” on the Tarmac at Canberra Airport, Tuesday, 22 May 2018 08:05

Taken with a Samsung Galaxy S7

Processed in Instagram

21st Century Blues

Sitting in your air conditioning,

in front of your television screen,

admiring your reflection in the cinematic silver,

 

or in your facebook’s timeline,

.           or your twitter’s feed,

.           or your instagram filter.

 

People in glass houses

throwing out trolling lines

virtually protected from (reality).

 

The signal:noise ratio,

it’s all fake news,

21st century blues.

Television, Crucifixion, Sacré-Cœur

Television, Crucifixion, Sacré-Cœur

Sacré-Cœur, Paris, France

 

Taken with a Samsung Galaxy Note 3

f/2.2, 31mm

Edited in Picasa

 

A version of this image first appeared on Instagram as The Worship of Television