Upgrade

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Someone said today
I should upgrade iOS
but no way,
it’s the world that’s due an upgrade
not my phone
I’m not even asking for anything difficult,
(Ok, I kind of am)
not demanding we get rid of all evil,
just
reality TV, most stupid people
political correctness
terrorism and fucking candles
victims cards should be abolished β€”
play the game properly
without constant tears and whining
if you can’t handle it
for fuck sake, don’t play
why make everybody miserable
every time you stumble
fall
and blame, always blame
everyone but yourself
has nobody
got any sense of responsibility
anymore?
don’t answer that, don’t tell me
I used to be filled to the brim
with feelings and empathy
these days my finger is on the trigger
of a metaphorical gun
I’m all out of patience
no I haven’t got a license
to carry
neither do the jihadists
come to think of it
yet they kill
with impunity
in a war we’re not fighting
as we’re not even allowed to admit
it exists
if you think I’m angry
too right, I’m often fucking seething
and not just because of ISIS
or the refugee crisis
I’m applying lipstick
I bought in Paris
it’s bright red, it’s Chanel
and what I see in the mirror
is the colour of blood
on my lips
I taste nails and excuses
acrid smoke
rusty razor blades
bitter flavours
requesting a whisky chaser
so yes, I need an upgrade
to wipe out the horror, the terror
I’m not going to get it from Apple
though
or a society so goddamn brittle

Image credit: Apple Vortex on deviantart.com

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44 thoughts on “Upgrade

  1. I’m voting for you if you should seek office! We’d have a president with their head screwed on correctly, that looks hot when I see her on the tv. Shall I be your campaign manager?

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      1. “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.” THAT is all I can think about right now – good old Bill (how to dig a hole and keep digging until you’re totally buried)

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  2. Again, I find you quite piquing and definitely interesting in my sphere of interests.
    I am not upgrading my phone. FCOL, it’s only 1 year old, and does everything I need, and it will until Crapple turns it into a mammoth.
    I mostly gave up my red lips. Even Chanel can’t make them work for me all the time.
    Nonetheless, i have discovered a world of lip colors…. and nails that are slick, fun and gorgeous. Why limit myself. At that point…. maybe I’ll do red, once in a while, when it works for me from where it counts.

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  3. Excellent, dear Nathalie…
    “Every time you stumble
    fall /and blame, always blame
    everyone but yourself /has nobody
    got any sense of responsibility /anymore?”: those words truly resonated with me… Maybe due to personal recent circumstances. But we need to trascend ourselves, always… a wider scope, you know… And thatΒ΄s why your poem is so meaningful… Thank you for your commitment!. Hugs xx πŸ˜€

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