Popular Culture and Cruel Work #6

What if popular culture is no more
Than me being interested in your
Being interested in these things that
You’re interested in my being
Interested in—except you & me
Are interchangeable & so many
& making things interesting enough
That capitalists pay each other to
Sell us back these things? What if it’s music
That’s behind the music & we are just
Walking around with that Cranberries song
Stuck in our heads? Mostly, I have questions
& don’t want to find myself. I’d rather
Look at my choices & yours. Yup. Nope. Yup.