An Assumption of Existing Awareness







How can it be that all announcers will go
Adding onto every few words ‘You know’,
When in fact you didn’t have a clue,
Being something that you never knew,

And, if you did know, why should they now tell you,
If it is not a thing that you should well do,
And they need to bring it to your mind;
Do they fear a mind you will not find?

Do they suspect developing amnesia,
So they add it on simply to please yer?
Or they stick it there to express doubt
You’ll remember what it’s all about?

Or it’s a form of memory cheer-leading,
Taking you from need for constant reading,
‘Ehh, you know you know, you know you do!
All you need to do is think it through!’

Then add on ‘Airs’ to give it lots of spacing,
Speech without ‘Ehhs’ has no proper placing,
‘It adds, ehh, yes, it adds, ehh, great defense
Against all things that might resemble sense!’ 

© August 2019 Colonialist

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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4 Responses to An Assumption of Existing Awareness

  1. Tooty Nolan says:

    Ah, you too hate ‘you know’. I shout at the TV whenever I hear those words. “No I don’t bloody know: it’s up to you to tell me!”


  2. disperser says:

    You still watch the news?


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