Blockbuster Simulator

I am the Blockbuster Simulator
Trawling the shelves in my home,
I run my sunburned fingers
Over DVDs starring the dead,
Ask the phantom man
Behind the phantom counter:
“Do you have it? Do you?
Ewoks: Battle for Endor?”
He ignores me
As I must ignore the adult section

I wish this were a Blockbuster
But this is only a Simulation
I shed a tear; not for Ewoks
Fallen in battle, no
But for this simulation
For twas the simulations
That killed Blockbuster.


Andrew Kevin Fawn is a London-based writer. He’s written jokes for panel shows, is a produced feature film screenwriter and is currently developing a novel so potentially divisive that he’s contemplating creating a pseudonym.

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