No news is good

no news is good enough for your
news is death’s excuses humbled

vehicles fall off sharper ledges
cliff sides bridges cantilevered

collapsing news broadcasts live
on a rusted wing caboose jerks

behind news-crew facades pummel
the van’s idling engine room as

coffee pre-heats the bagel juice
wraps & rehearsals all in the can

the news is not new but ancients
blue & old lies guttered nightly

spewed-up & eaten by television
by the news man hanging on words

woman’s too good to cry or to lie
to be a subject of documentaries

on bad news/hair she’s the vixen
toxic air’s too convenient we’re

violent on those who betrayed my
lungs (some new tests demonstrate

the possibility of shadows appear
in the ad break of our news veneer

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