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Restoring Consciousness

Liberate your mind
Cut the cable
De dish the dish
Celebrate the off switch
Restore pre-TV consciousness

Imagine a world where
producers don’t addict us
twenty four hours a day
to blood, gore and sex

A world where children
aren’t bombarded with
two hundred and fifty thousand
VIOLENT images before turning 18

A world of natural stimulation
of chirping birds,
fire orange sunsets,
and star speckled night skies

Buddhists imagine the mind
a cage of chattering monkeys
Meditation frees the zookeeper
to open the creaky cage door
to let the monkeys escape
leaving the mind so quiet
the resonance of past lives
will whisper in our ears