Kicking the Memory Syndrome

Kicking the Memory Syndrome
"Once and for all" every year
Soon we'll be kicking it daily
As we advance to the rear.

Kicking and sticking and licking
Vigorous, vicious, and vain
Virtual "war" on a flatscreen
Digital aliens slain

Back to life soon after “dying”
Spock and Kirk replay their parts
Black holes and alternate timelines
Rebooted, Star Trek then “starts”

Episode twelve, season twenty
Plot lines unravel and rot
“Final,” at least for the present.
Next year, who knows? Maybe not.

Fighting on some far horizon,
Always our armies will “win”
“Victory” product consumption:
Cigarettes, mansions, and gin

Fed on Orwellian jargon
Straight from Nineteen Eighty Four
Duckspeaking Crimestop and Blackwhite
Doublethink peace equals “war”

Let us look into the future
Yesterday doesn't exist
History starts with tommorrow
That's why our 'war” will persist.

Michael Murry,"The Misfortune Teller," Copyright © 2017