Spit The Pill by Helen Jones

We are the product
That is the deal
With the devil
We made
As layers are peeled,
Souls revealed
To a Pandora’s
Hell Of malnourished feeds
Under a sharing spell
 
Time lines
Procrastinated into
Voids
Of
Virtuous signals
From the
Paranoid
 
Self-selected bias
From fake
News
Herd views,
Zeitgeist
Tell
How to live your life.
This
Undercover heist
Expressed in meme
My own words
Fail me as
Participant observer
Seer of a covert scene
 
I feel alone
 
Phones,
The ever present threat
Dare
Look into my eyes
See reflected there
Updates of
Your
status
In
Alcohol posts
Too late to regret
Shock screen shot
Shared by gossiping work Mate
Fraudulent
indiscretions repeated
The theatre of hate plays
to selected audience
intent to alienate
‘Friend’
Now deleted
 
Do you know me,
'friends’?
My Like lists are loculated into categories
For analytically
statistically significant trends
We are advertising targets
In a mediocre up-rising against the malevolent
We are
warriors in supermarkets demonstrating benevolence
Seen all through filter perfect
Widened eyed altered images
Perfectly framed,
filtered expressions of “need me”
Behind the mask
They snipe to cut you down.
 
Heed me.
 
The watchers are
silent, in hand rubbed contentment
Say nothing,
see all
speak in whispers
of resentment
in play ground corners and virtual tribes
 
Scrolling thumbs
painful blisters
Roll down the vulnerable for
voyeur entertainment
Enter the comment twisters.
Anxiety grows
behind the time line I hide
As I drown in the shallow
I fall before you,
soma addicted
watching collaged lives
Rarely fulfilled
as I predicted
 
As the hive mind reports
To program
My thoughts
 
I remain non-compliant
 
My words have been spoken
“Self reliance”
The block chains are broken
I choose to leave
embrace apoptosis
Break the spell binds
To end the hypnosis
 
Breathe

Comments   

0 #2 PHILIP Burton 2021-09-11 06:13
I am in complete agreement with the sentiments expressed.
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0 #1 Bernadette Jordan 2021-09-08 07:49
very evocative of our age- what a mirror to the digital life we're sucked into!
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