What will you regurgitate from
The ten O’clock news?

The weather from channel eleven
Or the weather from channel five?

Will you chomp down on reported tweets
Politicians chirp
Then spit them up at midnight
In argued laughter?

Will you neglect original thought
And spew out the breaking news
Of a pedestrian hit by an SUV
In Harlem?

Will you say, “Poor pedestrian.”
Then segue into African American
Films you’ve seen
Because you say the word Harlem?

Will you proclaim channel seven
Tells the truth
And argue that channel five tells lies?

What will you regurgitate from
The ten O’clock news?

And will whoever is bobbing their heads
Craning their necks with ears open to you
Get the proper nutrition?