american dreams
sitting at home eating burgers,
washing them down with miller;
perfectly harmless, in the shell of the house,
won't cause any trouble -
                                          satisfaction guaranteed.

predictable like a microwave oven:
push the right combination of buttons,
get whatever you put in, properly heated.
nothing is new under fluorescent lamps of the office.

smoking pot or browsing porn,
watching TV or reading Virgil,
instant self-gratification rules the world,
the world of most natural love and culture of snakeless Eden.

vultures circling the Petri dish –
so much to do and so little to feed on.