Television (Sandeep)

We put the square silver screen 

in our mouths,

and watched television in a towel.

The Flinstones and The Jetsons

are in the same universe,

as proven by the Great Gazoo.

And Desi Arnaz invented television,

when it comes to ownership anyway,

which is the most important thing nowadays,

even though the only valuable thing we own,

is the Earth,

the rest a story we tell ourselves,

or let ourselves be told.


Sandeep is a writer from London. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous publications, including the Daily Drunk Mag and the Cleveland Review of Books. He recently graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a Masters in Creative Writing, where he was also a prose editor at ‘From Arthur’s Seat’, an anthology of poetry and prose. He was longlisted for the Alpine Fellowship Writing Prize 2021. 


image: Paul Ruta • • @paulruta