Life Is Theater

Life Is Theater

A Poem by Kenneth The Poet

sitting in the cubicle or
something like it
sounds of crunching one moment
and the hum of new country music the next
wondering if being sedentary and mentally fried
is really any different from being active and
physically fried
naysayers have been saying that dead tree media
has been dying for years but the actions undertaken
during the witching hours would beg to differ
the older folks are still quite active, still reading their
opinion pages and horoscopes and doing their
daily crosswords in pen and pencil alike
and that's how they probably do their paperwork,
from taxes to health insurance forms
and there are stories floating about how the feds
still use square floppy disks when thumb drives
are now on the verge of obsolescence
the more things, as the old saw goes
the avenues in how we get our information
on the wider world have changed
the open-air cubes in which the white-collars
have not changed
the teletype sounds have disappeared from the
newsroom but the loud voices of enduring
personalities have not
the snake swallows its tail,
but the circle goes on eternally
the contradiction is the axiom
and that's why the first month of the year
is named for the god of transitions, passages
and doorways
and Janus looks at us smiling and frowning
stoically at the time
life is theater

© 2017 Kenneth The Poet


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Kabuki theater. Ken, sorry I haven't come by your way in a while. My loss. Enjoyed immensely. Heh, and yeah mentally fried is the same in any postural position, or activity. But then I've existed that way for years. I'm stickin' with the "organics" of my mind and gonna let all the virtual and microwave stuff eat their young. ... hopefully. Great stuff Ken.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kenneth The Poet

1 Year Ago

Thank you. When I penned this, our esteemed president said the last president was spying on him thro.. read more
roarke

1 Year Ago

heh, somehow seems appropriately real... 'cause fiction isn't...right?



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So many things chang but so many stay the same. Yes we get caught in everyday life like getting caught in a loop. We must take it upon ourselves To find things That will spice up This bland life.

Posted 4 Months Ago


Kabuki theater. Ken, sorry I haven't come by your way in a while. My loss. Enjoyed immensely. Heh, and yeah mentally fried is the same in any postural position, or activity. But then I've existed that way for years. I'm stickin' with the "organics" of my mind and gonna let all the virtual and microwave stuff eat their young. ... hopefully. Great stuff Ken.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kenneth The Poet

1 Year Ago

Thank you. When I penned this, our esteemed president said the last president was spying on him thro.. read more
roarke

1 Year Ago

heh, somehow seems appropriately real... 'cause fiction isn't...right?
Hey, Ken. Long time. You haven't missed a step. Great visuals. Always good reading you.

Posted 2 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kenneth The Poet

2 Years Ago

Thank you.
life is a theater!!
definitely agree. Great message.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Kenneth The Poet

4 Years Ago

Thank you. I appreciate it.
yes and Wikileaks has a field day with it,smart people do dumb things

Posted 4 Years Ago


Kenneth The Poet

4 Years Ago

So very true. Thank you for the review.
I think about the past a lot. If we really have progressed or if we are moving away from what was good already. Are we mistaking technology for the progression we need when what we need is the connections of soul to soul instead of text to text. Really liked this work and enjoyed the thoughts it provoked.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Kenneth The Poet

4 Years Ago

Thanks a bunch, LK. I'm glad you like it.
These passages of time, yes how these doorways define us, and move us, and awaken us. And Janus is there, looking back across the past and glancing forward into the future. You've created a world in this flow of thoughts, helping us consider our space on the stage.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Kenneth The Poet

4 Years Ago

Thanks, C. I think this might be on my best pieces in a long time.

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