I Don’t Know When
May 31, 2017
Over and over and over again,
Fed the same old stuff since I don’t know when:
The same folks in the same spots as before…
When they’ll try something new, I don’t know when.
The same damn games they’d played four years ago…
When they’ll play diff’rent games, I don’t know when.
Not trusting the crowd to anticipate
The next scene ever since I don’t know when,
Using celebrities few care to see
Over their own cast since I don’t know when,
Starting and stopping each season midway
For no good reason since I don’t know when—
All these things and more ruining that which I
Used to love back then since I don’t know when
With no sign of change for better in sight,
Leaving things a mess since I don’t know when.
Guess what, though: Why should I sit here, complain,
And demand things change when I don’t know when
I’ll ever be heard and things will in fact
Change for the better when I don’t know when
Those who’ve come before me will have their words
Taken into account? I don’t know when.
Instead, then, I’ll just leave my TV off
Until things improve, though I don’t know when
That will be or even if it ever
Happens. It’s one big guess. I don’t know when,
But if the show finally gets cancelled,
Then oh well…bye-bye…though I don’t know when…
Or if the thing will at long last improve.
All I know’s I’ve left…and I do know when.