shattered wreck shivering
in cool blue tv fire
amphetamine grit
living remotely
keeping so distant
a f*cking deadweight
a life by proxy
his retinas flicker with
stock footage of genocide

asleep at the wheel
coasting in neutral
psyche mirrored in
a crash victim's fender
any detail blurred
indistinct and degraded

this is the media junky
humanity's dry husk
incapable of abstract thought
on/off/on/off
this is the media junky
complacently numb
culture bought on credit
a montage of random edits

nothing is sacred
everything is disposable
the “truth” is a con
information is power
random fractured binary
a “fact” is a selling point
everything too simple
an advertising swindle
in this red, rusted landscape

asleep at the wheel
coasting in neutral
psyche mirrored in
a crash victim's fender
any detail blurred
indistinct and degraded

this is the media junky
humanity's dry husk
incapable of abstract thought
on/off/on/off
this is the media junky
complacently numb
culture bought on credit
a montage of random edits

nothing concrete
all is plastic
media is the corpse
and he is the vulture

his nervous system
a collage of school shootings
and hospital waiting rooms
bl**dy pavements intersect
images of catwalk fashion

headline black bleeds into inkblots
suggestion shutdown
his is a slow death

this is the media junky
humanity's dry husk
this is the media junky
humanity's dry husk
on/off/on/off