We Will Get Old

We will then rue
how much time
we dead-stared
at gripping light

at bright scrolls
& herded bleats
on social media
[how much time

we gave blind to
urges of friends –
apes never met]
Our trivial troop

isn’t pukka fidus
Achates/ Delete
is not an option/
Dead friend lists

will haunt us all –
we will get old &
never know who
is truly breathing