Halfstina of a Consumer Letdown

I scrape angst from the lint

trap, swat at mayflies buzz

ing past my ear, plink quarter

s in the drier, inspect the state

of hopes ripped at tonight’s party.

Sweaty thoughts drip: rags on a cable.

My eyes wander to squareheaded cable

newsmen gushing words valuable as lint-

filled wallets. Such-and-so Party

candidate’s seedy past incites buzz

: rabid pamphlets circulate every state!

Who’s to blame for poor economic quarter!

NBA Finals, second quarter

of Game One, brought to me by cable

TV! Loud ’n well-fed Charles Barkley: state

ly dressed goofball! Bellybutton lint

bust of Jesus: bidding ends soon! Buzz

Aldrin attends NBC Emmy party!

My throat fills with lint, inducing media buzz.

Wet dreams dry in dark quarters, attain a moldy state.

Televised spring break party chokes me with cable.