The illusion is always the same (a poem)

Written after encountering yet another selection (‘Forest Park’, ‘Willamette Valley’, and ‘Lake Billy Chinook’) of Travel Oregon commercials on Hulu. Guys, seriously: Don’t make me wait. Don’t make me choose. Just show the damn spot already…

One of three
always the same choice
only in a different order

No interest
but no real choice
always one

Then the delay
the blank screen
the interminable wait

for 30 seconds out of my life
no fast-forward
no rewind

not even time enough
for coffee


(13 May 2016)