Friday, December 12, 2014

Hemmed In

I sit in our small car
while all around us
great lumbering  SUVs
gingerly inch back and forth
trying to fit into carparks
made for the likes of us.
It is Saturday so the ritual
abasement at the alter
of consumerism is happening.
Headache inducing signs
encourage us all to buy THINGS
and make our lives better.
So that when we die
we'll have a bigger pile
than that of our neighbour.
Whoever that guy is
I think he's that old man
with the little car,
seems unhappy all the time.
Look at him using his phone
 what a brick!
Phoning my children
to see how they are,
I have to leave a message
because they're at work.
On a Saturday, which is just
another day, now. The rockstar
economy we have
waits for no one, it
will leave you rolling
in the tide
of the rising
if you stop to think.
© Hamish Mack
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