Bread and Theatre

Give them entertainment and a bit to eat
And they will be docile and easily managed
It worked in ancient Rome
And it still works
Even if the location has changed
The scene of the drama
Now removed form the physical world completely
And moved inside your head
So that all the actors lulling your spirit to sleep
Are you from various sides
Your ends
Your desires
Your conquering of the world
You’re the hub of the universe
You
You

You

The focus changed but it still works
Taking your attention off the circumstances
Your own and those of others
That might otherwise have woken you up
To realise that you’re not alone in the universe
But in fact a human being
The new opiates of the people
Defer-(to)-ME-nism
ME-galomania
ME-terialism
Psyche-ME-up-ology
Individual-is-ME