outrage sounds.

outrage sounds.

official
-ly bored. pen scritches.
an Excel cell filling. a form
-ality.

anonymous call
center hiss & clatter—keyboards,
mouth-breathing, vague voices—

we pretend
we are not trading scripts:

i am <NAME>, a voter in <STATE>.
i am <EMOTION> about <ISSUE>. I desire
<CONGRESSPERSON>
to <SUPPORT/OPPOSE> <ISSUE>.

thank you, <NAME>. i will pass
your concern onto <CONGRESSPERSON>.

all day long.
ring. reach. record. repeat.

hiss & clatter. ad infinitum.

outrage dulled by. repetition.
by dulcet tones. by calculated
avoidance.

alarm bells are still
alarms. pull the cord.
keep up the vigilant. ringing.

 

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Posted by Mike McHargue – Science Mike on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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