Treasure Island

douglas scotney

(boomer / Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide)

A Dig at the Right


Authenticity counters deficiencies in other fields
in the re-creation of the smoking decades.

Actors and crew are chosen,
who actually smoke.

The coming ban
will end the smug reign
of the right
over the inspired.

The authentic
will lose their jobs

to the imaginative,
who will see
how to cover those decades
smoke-free.

Submitted: Thursday, December 05, 2013
Edited: Friday, December 06, 2013

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Meditating on the lugubrious British TV series 'The Hour'.

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