Commentary and Philosophy Poetry posted July 3, 2019 Chapters:  ...25 26 -27- 28... 

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free verse

A chapter in the book Fragmentation


by estory

Fingers on the keys of keyboards
strung together by the cables
Across fiber optic networks
On the all encompassing internet

Speak of friends and groups of friends
On facebook, twitter, youtube feeds
24 hours a day, seven days a week,
Every month of every year

Online in the internet,
Remote virtual reality
Checks and balances deleted,
Recompiled, rerouted, sent
Across the spans of the web
Of advertisements, calendars of events,
Shopping lists, credit card numbers,
Personal indentification

Exchanged for bitcoins
Exchanged for antidepressants
Exchanged for

Facebook photos, instagram messages,
Google, hotbox topics, domains
Ever expanding domains
And surveillance tecniques practiced
Across the street

Strung with coaxial cables
Connected into the world wide

Me, you, they, we
Interacting within
Streams of data
Manipulated by protocols
And controls

Shared, deleted,
Groups of friends
You never meet
In person

Speak in terms and terminology
Behind the masks
Of generated personnas
In the social media space
Connected on the internet.


A poem of communication and relationships on the internet, in a mechanized style, reflecting the nature of the experience of the digital world. estory
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