I don’t hate life.
I really don’t.
You should have seen me
as a child.
I smiled a lot.
Sort of dimwitted,
you know.
Not realizing
the weight of the world.

I told someone
in the thick of it
that the universe
is rather calm
if we want it to be.
I wasn’t lying.
I truly think this world
is a good one.

You can buy anything
with money.
You have unlimited data
with 5G.
You can buy food
and watch pornography.
You can cook food
if you read a cooking blog.
It’s all there
on the 5G network.

So, once you get done
watching your pornography,
You can clean up
and read a cooking blog,
then you can cook
steak tips with sweet potatoes.
All on your 5G network.
Just like God intended.


Jason Wright is the editor and founder of Oddball Magazine. His column appears weekly. His third book, Train of Thought 2: Almost Home is available now at the Oddball Book Store.