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Ten O’Clock Blues: News and Moments in the Summer Night

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ten o’clock blues

summer is drifting
the clock strikes ten
and the cock crowed three times
through the window

i watch this media outlet
break with the story
the other other media outlet
is breaking –

the strife rampages
through the newsreel
easing in a blues dampened
by a few minutes of sport
(and a buoyant end)

a cat got stuck up a tree
in a leafy part of town
out of the branches
she was coaxed
by a smiling fireman

the small crowd cheered
the camera zoomed down:

“join us tomorrow evening”
the presenter beamed.

“good night.”

Poem: الله أكبر The News.

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