BAD NEWS GOOD NEWS by Ahimaz Ponrasa

Bad news is capitalocene has made climate catastrophe look inevitable. Good news is soon there will be no more billionaires found loitering near earth. Bad news is we are unintelligent life. Good news is the chance of intelligent life visiting us is near to nil. Bad news is soon there will not be any news. Good news is there will not be any news channels. Bad news is computers have begun composing poetry. Good news is can computer poetry be only as good or bad as human poetry. Bad news is poetry is getting political. Good news is at least can the alt-crits see the commodification of literature for what it is. Bad news is good news is bad. Bad news is others seeing what you do not yourself see. Good news is at least some see. Bad news is soon there will be no finders. Good news is there will no longer be any gatekeepers. Bad news is news. Good news is good. Bad news is bills. Good news is not. Bad news is LDR singing coast to coast the same sadcore song over and over. Good news is LDR getting better and better at singing that sadcore song — the sadder the cornier. Bad news is NFR is the new opium. Good news is there is not a bad second in NFR. Bad news is the emotional lows. Good news is emotional lows can be turned into melodic highs. Bad news is it is all old news. Good news is old is gold. Bad news is old is glued. Good news is new is glad. Bad news is it is getting cold. Good news is it is hot with the beanie on. Bad news is it is the kids that hit the streets more than the adults. Good news is soon the kids will be adults. Bad news is religion is the opium of the masses. Good news is opium dulls the pain. Bad news is fascists are selling the opium. Good news is the fascists are people like us. Bad news is the fascists are people like us. Good news is the fascists are afraid. Bad news is the fascists are shameless. Good news is the fascists are very afraid. Bad news is the liberals are spineless. Good news is the liberals are afraid. Bad news is the left is toothless. Good news is the neoliberals are very very afraid. Bad news is it is getting hotter and colder. Good news is the kids are alright. Bad news is the kids are not alright. Good news is thick adult heads are not airtight. Bad news is a solved puzzle violates the need for an empty breathing space. Good news is we cannot solve Octordle every day. Bad news is prose allows only so much empty space. Good news is poetry allows lots and lots of breathing space. Bad news is there is prose poetry. Good news is prose poetry often is not as long as prose prose. Bad news is soon there will no longer be any good news. Good news is there will no longer be any bad news. Good news is we also have some positivity. Bad news is we have lots and lots of toxic positivity. Good news is bad news is not. Bad news is bad. Good news is news. Bad news is good news for some. Good news is bad news for some.


Ahimaz Ponrasa (a.k.a Rajessh, @ahimaaz) has been published recently with RIC Journal, Ligeia, Twin Pies Literary and Unfortunately. He lives in the Union of India.

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