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Couch Potato Therapy

by Chris Sorrenti


low on money
out of cigarettes
smoking butts to ease withdrawal
curses counted rather than blessings
scan the tube for the best excuse
not to dust/vacuum
never on one channel very long
each an uncomfortable reminder
in how lacking of life I am
though not worried
having been here before
the birthplace of accomplishment
inactivity’s and restless’ unwanted child
no longer lying on the sofa
TV far away
sitting at a keyboard
banging words
into my electronic psychiatrist
on call 24 hours a day

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01/26/2007

Posted on 01/26/2007
Copyright © 2019 Chris Sorrenti

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Jennifer Ragan on 01/26/07 at 03:30 PM

You say potato, I say patato...either way this is a cool poem;)

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 01/26/07 at 04:15 PM

Ah, yes, thank god for the electronic psychiatrist!

Posted by Genevieve Sturrock on 01/26/07 at 09:03 PM

scan the tube for the best excuse not to dust/vacuum...okay, so who let you inside my mind?

Posted by Alisa Js on 01/27/07 at 02:10 AM

You speak a truth so many of us can relate to... time and time again.. *whew!* aloha..;-0

Posted by Angela Nuzzo on 01/27/07 at 05:25 AM

Great visual, Chris. I can just see you (or me) sitting at the opposite ends of this poem.

Posted by Katerina T Nix on 01/28/07 at 02:44 AM

"sitting at a keyboard banging words into my electronic psychiatrist on call 24 hours a day" It's good being able to talk to a computer, they don't give you any attitude or ask stupid questions... usually. :) Great read, Chris. -Kat ox

Posted by Michelle Angelini on 01/28/07 at 02:59 AM

Chris I love this. Except for the cigarette part, I can sure identify. Aren't we all just a bit addicted to the keyboard madness?
~Chelle~

Posted by Christel Crews on 01/29/07 at 04:40 AM

oh, i know this feeling all too well! "he birthplace of accomplishment-inactivitys and restless unwanted child" -- what an incredible line!

Posted by Joan Serratelli on 01/29/07 at 12:31 PM

This piece rings so true. Loved it! Very well expressed and written. Great work!

Posted by Kyle Anne Kish on 05/08/07 at 04:40 PM

"...never on one channel very long each an uncomfortable reminder in how lacking of life I am though not worried having been here before the birthplace of accomplishment ..." ... Yes, I've been exploring your library, Chris. I felt that these lines expressed something much deeper than the "electronic psychiatrist." Sadness and depression are the undertones of this poem, but you marvelously led us away from such and turned it amusingly honest. Great write. :)

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