A Faceless Room

Screens as far as you’re willing to see–

That’s all that’s important for everyone but me.

Technology is everywhere, it’s bending all our necks

our lives are full of Facebook, of tweeting, and of texts.

 

White lights beaming, illuminating, frustrating

In “awkward” situations pacifying and placating

 

Put it away. Put it somewhere–your back pocket.

Close the tab, hit the home button, make the screen go black and lock it

 

Technology destroys us, it empowers us, divides us

Nearsightedness consumes us, it numbs us, misguides us

 

If I am in a room with you, I expect to hear your voice

You do not have to be on-screen, no, therein lies your choice

 

In a room full of people, I only see blank faces

Surfing around on the internet, away in far-off places

 

A faceless room filled with empty joy

An entire existence dependent on a toy

 

-Lindsey LaBrie

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