News Cycle

Coat news with narratives

Call the stories facts

Get the data in

See how the masses react

Trim the tale to fit needs

Until the lie is intact

Gene G. McLaughlin 2016

Choose To Recluse

I’m tired

Of entertainments

I’m fatigued

By breaking news

I’m fragile

From pronouncements

Of what

I stand to loose

I choose

To recluse

Gene G. McLaughlin 2014