No More News II

I’ve seen that photograph
so many times today. The first time

took my breath away but then
just like everyone else: how terrible,

click away. Remember Tunisia?
I felt sick about that too

and Bangkok bomb blasts
that shook my friends for

five minutes. News teams
on camera on camera

and those are just the stories that
grab us by the collars and

don’t let go. What about the ones
that fail to catch us as we slip on by

preoccupied with living? I’m
walking home and typing and all

that’s running through my mind
real-time is that with every step

I take someone else is dead.
They’re burning for the Hungry Ghosts

in Hong Kong and I feel them
at my back, not just on my screen.

About fiercemissc

Twenty-something Geordie girl living and working in Hong Kong. Young, free and single and making the most of it.
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