fake it till you make it (welcome to hollywood)

Like a bad meal
that repeats

This town
loves itself
more than it deserves

Rewarding mediocrity
Substituting false beauty
for real emotion

Masking belligerent consumption
with blinding sunlight
and palm trees

An American microcosm
of what’s to come

“Reality” TV
played out
in lives of
unconscious consent

Leased luxury
parked outside
your shared apartment

It’s what’s on
the outside
that counts here

This is not
the place
for epic poetry

(D. James)

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One response to “fake it till you make it (welcome to hollywood)

  1. Well done. This is a great, powerful poem. I especially liked the image of the blinding sunlight and palm trees. That concrete image was all it took to support your more abstract ideas.

    Keep up the good work!

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