mark all as read

down here in the dead ideas office
we mark all your thoughts as read

don’t be alarm’d it’s just routine
most people’s are a waste of space

& friday’s pay day so we slack off
just a bit (long enough for a wink

long enough for you to emote a hit
or a telepathic experience of ‘snow

inside a glass jar’ thinking (o tack
for th’ emergency radiohead anorak

only forty quid & left here today
by someone who refused to give

their number or even leave a name
which was a pity as you’ll probably

be needing something big & yellow
to hide your big empty head under!

hooray, no spam here! (tho notions
that’ve been here more than thirty

days will be automatically deleted
then marked as dead all over again

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