Monday, August 29, 2016


“Wake up to a hearty, lip-smacking bowlful of nutritious, nourishing Ubik toasted flakes, the adult cereal that’s more crunchy, more tasty, more ummmish. Ubik breakfast cereal, the whole-bowl taste treat!”
                        ― Philip K. Dick, Ubik

Let’s face it—we’re all getting finger-fucked
   By everything from toys to telephones
Like Life won't make us happy till we’re sucked
   Off by a junkie tailored to our jones.
It’s all distraction, like a dangling carrot
   That swears it isn’t guiding, only freeing.
Stuff we can buy, opinions we can parrot—
   What are these visions stopping us from seeing?
Reality's become a gateway drug
   To worlds where even the police are copping—
Where liberty’s the freedom to be smug
   And Life’s one true reward is one-stop shopping—
      Where Eve can buy a garden with an Apple,
      And God's a cloud download above each chapel. 

Copyright 2015 Matthew J Wells

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