Eavesdropping on two voices debating the war on terror
by Garth Hill
Fire or electric shock
______is arguably just as important as speaking.
To reduce the risk of fire
______the need for good listening is obvious.
______A survey identified listening
is not covered by your warranty.
If any liquid or solid object falls into the TV
______some of this poor listening is inevitable.
______Some theorists have argued that effective listening
may require authorization from the broadcaster.
______The link between listening and success revealed
one blade of the power plug is wider than the other.
If not installed in accordance with the instructions
______we engage in a battle of interruptions.
shall be connected to the grounding system.
This symbol is intended to alert the user:
______We misunderstand others and are misunderstood in return.
This reminder is provided
______while our minds wander.
____We become bored.
____After all, it’s impossible for communication to occur.
"eavesdropping" is a found poem culled from my television operating manual and a community college communications textbook.
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