Video Games Are COOL!!!
“Dangnabbit! Those dang kids spray-painted their graffitis on my truck again.”
“Chuck, why don’t you just change the name?” asked Mindy.
“Ah, hell, I’m proud of what I do to the Earth.”
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Video games cool
Dearth of activities
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If I was a console
What would I see?
Hopefully nothing illegal that would force me to rat out my adopted family.
The wet smacking sounds accompanying kisses of love,
a medpack to revive a fallen comrade on the battlefield
the screaming, booming, hatred from the online world
violence and death
heaps of scorn and blame
the worst and the best, the lowest valleys of humanity and the highest peaks of wisdom.
Crying! Tear of joy
Embers burning in their eyes, lava spewing out of their mouths
Friends green with jealousy at my stack of great games.
Turning on to share in their joys
and provide them fun in my meager way
an excuse for me to play video games all day?
no, to serve exciting games on a tray for others to consume
playing vicariously through the players.
A sea of silver game disc backsides;
Quartz mine on a shiny summer day.