The Trouble

The meeting is being held in a very upmarket hotel, it’s a special, well, it’s special cause the company is confronting the public, all good so far, every question answered, then the door opens, there is a clatter as the door closes hard, thought they got rid of me he thought, they sent him to the wrong location, cause he was trouble. Alcohol and responsibility is connected, it’s even the law in certain places, and good reason too, in order to ease the trouble.

Thought you got rid of me he says reaching for the microphone, the room falls silent, what is he going to say next. Sitting alone one night, watching the TV, he was mesmerized by the growing number of gambling sites aimed at single women ,this wasn’t gaming aimed at those who like to gamble just, they were aimed at lonely single women home alone at night, rather than reach for the booze, why not play the slots instead, and like the secret drinker, no one will ever find out.

The pink dollar is aimed at the pink culture, the baby market is aimed at the parents to be, but aiming a destructive activity at women, single women too, was pushing the boat a bit too far. If the heroin dealer aimed his product at the vulnerable, well, what would the response be. Mr Trouble makes his point.

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The Asylum Seekers

 

Do people ever learn he thought, sitting there in front

 

Of the box, just looking at it, like a brain washed

 

Lunatic, nopsey dopsey for sure he thought, shaking his

 

head, not in disbelief or dismay, not even upset.

 

This was just another day, like the day before, and

 

Probably tomorrow too he yawned. But something stirred

 

Him, as they got his attention. Their  TV faces all

 

looked the same too.  There was no make up artists on

 

this set, not last second touches as you’d expect when

 

faced with the glare of loud TV lights. Action!. He

 

imagined some film director shouting at them all, run,

 

run he shouts as they flee forwards perceived freedom.

 

Au natural as they say in france, without a hint of make

 

up, and hope. But when did asylum seekers ever matter.ImageFr