both waiting room TV's
are tuned to the same channel,
homes being fixed and flipped
while friends and family wait
for surgeons to finish

and anesthetics to fade.

both cost too much money
but one has measerable return;
life, meanwhile,
and the "quality" of it,
is just expensive...

but may be priceless.

while they can't foreclose
on a body for going over budget,
they can push us into bancrupcy.
and if capitalism taught us anything
being broke is terminal.

time of death? HG:TV

07.04.2022 / west bend, wi