Poemdog

Dogs 2016

TOO MANY MINUTES OF FAME
(3/27/16)


some where
back there
we crossed
a personal technology
threshold

we all held
little television stations
in the palms
of our hands

broadcasting
at will
to a worldwide
audience

instantaneously
if desired

things
that we would
never
tell anyone
after a minute
of consideration

now
are released
to the ether
without
a second thought

no retractions

no undos

our futures
judged
by a few seconds
of spontaneous
emissions

there's
good reason
for a legion
of highly paid professionals
deciding
what is projected
upon the small
and silver
screens

good reason
why there are
censors

raters

humans
need protection
from their best
intentions

their questionable
creations

we cannot
be trusted
with our
thoughts

as hard
as it may be
to believe

I even
took a few seconds
to review
this