Tag: technology

Touchscreen

Here grandparents struggle
with screen-deprived kids
unsure of the new-fangled rules
on both sides of such fist fights
during lung-asking tantrums
whilst forever doing term time cover
for absent parents - out there -
sipping lattes and checking phones
under nice parasols in London . . .

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Lossy

So this internet thing -
it is not perpetual -
those coded points
are subjected to atrophy
by compression -
of post-reposts -
a shrinking by interactions -
a constant thinning -

as offline moments thicken
with time's hand-hefted
brushwork --
see - original composition
is super-fogged
by varnished layers
of obfuscations --

My dark . . .

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The Common Book

These short-swiped days of instant history,
of unsavoury times, of such effrontery;
a meme we fed before the hour had passed,
then called upon as eye witnesses:

'How could you renounce, so easily betray?'
'How many times did

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