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Live At Eleven

Cameras off
and the world goes mad.

Producer's notes fly to action team headquarters.

Headlines scream,
This, and This Only:
All of Your Attention.

An excitable alcoholic,
six weeks on the wagon and
two weeks away from cancer,
earns his pay:

denigrating, pontificating, suffering, shouting,
pulling those fucking ratings up ten thousand households at a time.

Cameras off
and the crew goes home.

We've told the story the way we were taught; leading with blood, leaving out the truth at the heart of the matter.

I made a woman cry once,
prying out the murder
of her only daughter.

It was a great shot
and only took one take.

Cameras off
and a star is born.

It's a vicious, empty cycle. The bottomless space between commercials is so very carnivorous.

We feed
so we don't starve.

Cameras off.
One more person dies.

tomorrow will be a slow news day.


Comments welcome.


Posted on November 12, 2010

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