Enlightenment

the fog outside my window creates
miniature halos around each
streetlight –
mocking me with their
barometrically-induced
divinity
why the fuck can a streetlight
find God when all I find
is more reasons to dislike
my fellow man?

every day, all day,
on every channel
(CNN, MSNBC, FOX, ABC, NBC, CBS)
I see hour after
hour
of so-called news about
the latest boogeyman Arab,
celebrity pregnancies,
something else that
causes cancer,
a book that will
change my life,
or a heart wrenching expose
on teen drugs use in
suburbia.

hundreds of hours of
“news”
every day. We talk
so much and still
fail to communicate.

And all the while, the light
outside
my window reaches enlightenment
without ever
saying
a
word.

(c) Ron Sparks 12/23/07

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