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Public Service Announcement: Double Senryu

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

Tell ‘ee what to do
Televisions, telephones.
Dangers lurk. Beware!

But ‘ee may stay home
If ‘ee know what’s good for ‘ee
Don’t look out, look in.

Justitia’s Secret

Justicia

JUSTITIA’S SECRET

A black and white world
Would be so much easier
But it just ain’t so.

 

Nonetheless Taoists
After pondering the Whole
Manage a balance.

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Nesting Dolls

NESTING DOLLS

Life’s a tragedy
Caught fast within their costumes
The actors expire

Backstage real life breeds
More down to earth deceptions
Still rôles; still acting

Uncommon Knowledge

UNCOMMON KNOWLEDGE

They lay down their law
“Men do this, women do that”
Stereotypes suck!

We are living proof
They overgeneralise
Nor are we alone

Gambolling Gamblers

GAMBOLLING GAMBLERS

Life a deck of cards
Unsure no one marked the cards
We shuffle and deal

Shysters and diehards
Trampled, embittered and scarred
Still we share the meal

Lothario

LOTHARIO

Plays out Don Juan trope
Imagining them all his
Spends his life dreaming

The slippery slope
Into desire’s abyss
And ends up screaming

The Next (Goose) Step

THE NEXT (GOOSE) STEP

The “top” one per cent
Terrified, naturally
Of those they exploit

Their diagnosis?
Organised supervision
i.e.: police state

Staying Alert

1: ALERT

“Come quickly,” mummy.
“There’s a man at the door with
a bill.” Her reply?

2: DISTRACTED

“Don’t be silly, son.
It’s probably just a duck
who’s wearing a hat.”

Equivocation

EQUIVOCATION

I am not certain
I am worthy of the gift
Of another day

On the other hand
Perhaps tomorrow’s just more
Deserved punishment

The Real Thing

THE REAL THING

Out looking for love?
Look out! – If it’s conditioned
It’s not truly love.

Go look in instead
And find out desire is
The last thing you’ll need.

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