‘Howl’ for summer 2012

I saw the mediocre minds of my generation atrophied by

Twitter, starving hysterical naked,

Dragging themselves through the packed streets on Saturday nights

Looking for an easy fix,

Addle-headed hipsters burning for the nearest wi-fi

Connection to post their photos of the demonstration

That night

Who illusory poverty and self-indulgent and outraged hung

Out smoking in the unbearable summer heat as

IEC warned of possible rolling blackouts

Listen to David Broza

Who emptied their brains on Facebook in a café and

Saw hungry MKs strutting along to

Show their support for the struggle

Who passed through universities with eyes glued to the screen

Imagining buying an apartment  – light tragedy

Against the 16,000 dead in Syria

Who were expelled from Rothschild for tents &

Spray-painting pointless tags on the walls of the

Tel-Aviv

 

(With apologies to Allen Ginsberg)

About the Author
Noga Martin has worked for The Jerusalem Post, Jpost.com, and Ynetnews and is now an editor at a publishing company. She lives in south Tel Aviv and has been blogging for the Times of Israel on a myriad of topics since July 2012.
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