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Briefly, Your News by Andy Havens

I’ve been looking at the news for a while now, trying to find something that happened somewhere but that’s like counting the grains of gunpowder in the bullet with your name on it.

There might be one in there that isn’t going to light when the firing pin strikes, but that’s not going to slow it down any.

All that mad space on the airwaves. A dozen papers a hundred websites a thousand articles a million words.

Each one distinct and identical and individual but fired all together from a three-letter casing that tries to hide its intent. It succeeds wherever we let it and it does what a bullet is supposed to do – it makes a hole in us.

Oh my God, I just can’t do it.

I’ve been looking at the news for a while now, trying to find poetry, though I know I should have known better…

RTWT @ Briefly, Your News – Andy Havens

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  • ghostsniper February 16, 2019, 10:11 AM

    IOW, everything old is new again.
    And everything new is bullshit.

  • Andy February 16, 2019, 10:41 AM

    Well hey-o there’s a nice Saturday shot of adrenaline. Thanks, Gerard.

    You missed an actual, no shit, snow event out here last week. I think 2 of the 4 (or was it 5?) public school closure days were actually somewhat warranted.

    Now it’s mud again.

  • Jaynie February 17, 2019, 5:15 AM

    That clip was of more value than most news stories.

    One has to wonder just why, in such a turbulent, lively world, the media reporting is so relentlessly uniform. Needlessly so. When each and every talking head is breathlessly reporting on the same narrow swath of topics, I always sarcastically think, well, isn’t it a great thing that there is absolutely no other news AT ALL happening.

    That line by Haven, “we would bring it back yesterday because we wouldn’t recognize ourselves without it.” sure is thought provoking.

    Thanks for the post GVDL

  • Casey Klahn February 18, 2019, 3:20 AM

    Another guy I must read!

    Only because he adds to my understanding. Which is hard to do, given my age, my grumpiness, and my ignorance.