God on Facebook

Franzen calls it ‘a private hall
of flattering mirrors’*,

where we stay active enough
to feel the love of others
over the internet’s radar,
we exist, returning,
as low blips, heart beats,
these fleet sightings
of us, the low-followers
on the swipe,
are very necessary;
we the un-celebrities,
to whom the Gods dictate.

*Farther Away