I heard the Viking of Sixth Avenue
On Radio Three this very morning
Still remember him from the seventies,
Rock machine turned me on to his rhythms,
Now it has become twice upon a time,
Machines are lions, men are become mice,
His vision of opposite arisen,
Singular society engulfs us,
A.I. underpins almost everything.
True seers appear largely unrecognised,
Playlist culture dictates consumption
And carves brains into model citizens.
Lamentations flow at lack of value
Given to improvisational thoughts.

Harry Rogers in the Red Bedroom 28th April 2023


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