In the Meantime

There are 4,952 channels on TV and zero worth watching at the moment. Twenty minutes ago there were seven decent programs, and in ten minutes there will be another four worth watching. In the meantime, I’m left to my own devices and unable to comprehend anything worth doing. I’m so used to the instant gratification of television that I’ve developed the habit of staring blankly at one of two things: television and nothing in particular. Ten minutes of staring at nothing in particular might cause a rupture of some sort. I haven’t been left alone to think for myself in years, not since school if I can recollect. This is going to be excruciating, I don’t know if I can take so much idle time (that doesn’t involve absorbing TV). Wait! There’s an episode of Loch Ness Monster Hunters right now, I can’t believe I missed it! Thank God. No thinking for me any time soon.


Author: Aidan Badinger I am a poet. I write poems. Titles and subjects and subsequent readership are all part of one fragmented figment of our universe, and it's nice that we take it so seriously. Hopefully the craft remains and grows stronger for our children.

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