“A MacBook next to a stack of books on a wooden desk” by Kari Shea on Unsplash

I Crave a Detox

Part 1: The Internet Is A Modern Creature. Part 2: I Shared Something I Now Wish Was Kept Private And I Regret It.

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Session timeout!

Is this important

Is this relevant

Is this cute

Is this an aesthetic

Is this a potential meme

Is this my golden ticket

Blowing up, finding fame on the internet

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Does any of this meaning

Do I care about this stuff

Is any of this even real

Who knows if I can believe it?

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The internet saved us, right?

It helps us, right?

You are not connected to the internet!

My heart stops.

I am not ready for this.

I am not ready for this.

I am not ready for this.

This was a real bad idea.

A real big mistake. Oops.

I thought I was ready

Well now I don’t think

I’ll be breathing again today

And I’m really regretting, oh,

Just the general path I’m on

In this life, and life itself

Cause why not? Also my life choices.

Oh, God. I am not ready for this.

I am not ready for this.

I am not ready for this.

Well now I need to burn the internet

And get away, hide, escape, whatever.

Now I need to run where it can’t touch me.

Thanks for reading this two part poem about the internet; as you saw, one just evaluates the relationship between humanity and technology and the other is about how the ability to open yourself up to the world with one click can backfire. I think a lot of people have had their doubts on this subject, so I hope you enjoyed reading this. If you’d like to read more from me, here are some recent posts to check out:

My first piece as the editor of Makata Collections-

And here’s something with a bit more depth if you want a long, emotional poem to sink your teeth into.

…BRD…

I write poetry, prose, and personal pieces. All images are mine unless indicated otherwise. Feel free to leave feedback on my work anytime; I hope you enjoy.

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