Friday, September 21, 2012

Public Radio

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Dear public radio, twice a year, you come to me.
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Begging for my nonexistent money,
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and repeating your number on a seemingly endless loop, burrowing into my head like a malevolent worm, repeating itself in my sleep.
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I love what you do.  You talk about books I’ve never heard of, but fully intend to read after your shows.
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I feel as if I’m back in school, thinking about the written word in ways I have not since graduation.  I love that, for it is in class that I truly thrive.
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Music between your articles, songs that I know and love, but have forgotten about and quickly write down on a sticky note so that I can find them on iTunes later.
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I wish to help you; I truly do, but have to feed my children before I can feed yours.  The bills are mounting on my nightstand, with little cash to stem the flow.  Is it an outcome of a bad economy or my poor budgeting; only time will tell.
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I hear your gifts of T-shirts and play tickets, and think, “That would be cool, but $250 for a logo coffee mug is a bit steep, even more so since I don't drink coffee.”
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So, I’ll have to ignore you this year.  Change the channel when your voices get too shrill for my guilt to take.
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Eventually the pledge drive will end.
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And I can go back
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To sweet
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Ignorance.
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