Digital noise hijacks our thoughts. Leaves little room to consider reality, if we are not careful.
A Facebook feed full of contention.
To reply or not to reply?
That is the question. I do. I regret.
Back and forth ensues, a day is wasted.
“I came here for the comments!”
Forget the story, I want the schadenfreude.
Then I can ignore my life, yours becomes the target.
Perfect projection of my faults onto your worldwideweb face.
Twitter feuds rife with subterfuge,
Not even my own but I’ll claim a stake anyway.
Team Swift! Team Perry!
Turns my thoughts from important things: Children are starving.
Turn it off. Refuse to click.
I’ll take a literal swipe at negativity.
I will choose to focus on here and now.
Who is sitting next to me? What can I do to help?
Digital Noise, seductive and caustic. Leaves little room to consider reality, if we are not careful.