Monday, May 23, 2011

commercial break

i put my life on pause
for a much needed commerical break
the filming of it
the playing of it pulled at my soul

rewinding i found myself
in a supermarket aisle, staring at
Brillo pads and reading the flavors of Kool-Aid
still framed life
black and white soon after
melting into colors bleeding internally
with a passion indivisible

being alive i called it
calling the shots i mean, the moments magical
proved with a meaning defined
the earth turned her face
towards the sun - everyone looked
everyone listened
everyone appeared alive, youthfully

i evolved from
decade to decade, i gave, i was given

i laugh inside out
listening for the last kernel of popcorn
to signal

commercial over....

copyrighted 2011


  1. Yes, it seems everywhere you turn is another "commercial break." What would it be like, to have a commercial free zone? Would it be unreasonable to ask for just one day?

  2. Sometimes I just love the part the ordinary plays in life.

  3. An ingenious thought here. We all need a commercial break every now and then. Brilliant

  4. careful on the ool-aid you drink, just saying...

    i took an extended commercial break the last 2 days and it was a delight...

  5. An interesting, layered interpretation of what a commercial break can mean! Usually we think of it as a media style intrusive annoyance! But it could be time out in limbo, a kind of escape from the main programme of life! Love the popcorn image!

  6. Clever take on a commercial break...Popcorn's ready! ~.^

  7. Mr. Kool-Aid! HA. Yes, we all need commercial breaks now and then, and to come back able to laugh inside out (love that)...

  8. awesome.

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