Monday, February 13, 2012

Funhouse


this is not the freedom they were fighting for:
it is a tyranny of mediocrity
they are safe
umbrella-ed by a tyranny of mediocrity
this is a victory for the gamblers
a safety net for the insurers
(the house always wins)
this is the padded cell
for the drugged prisoner
who carries in his mind
the vision of a key
the idea of an ideal
a cardboard cut-out of a Movie Star

8 comments:

Mr. Charleston said...

That's what I want. The freedom to be mediocre. The freedom to not have to be the best or even good.

Matt D said...

I'm fading ...
freedoms an echo
down the hall
where they whisper things
I can't here.

Garth said...

Mr.C : Everyone should have a goal ;]

Matt: Everyone should have a spellchecker :)

Matt D said...

Everyone should have a spellchecker :)

Hear, hear!

Harlequin said...

ah, the allure and illusion of simulacra

great line about mediocrity.

Q said...

I love this blog...and i love this post..

Garth said...

Harlequin: it's true :D

Q: Than-Q!

Confessions of a Temporal Lobe said...

Mediocre works for me. It keeps folks from expecting too much from me. Makes my solitude much easier to keep undisturbed.
Hope you have a great weekend.
And great post!