Poemdog

Dogs 2021

Fanmade Disasters
(9/3/2021)


Brother Bollocks
is not
a follower
of social media

he has
little faith
in society
as a whole

so people
talking
about

commenting
upon

liking

not liking

posts
by other people
concerning
society

current
events

present
atrocities

all seem
superfluous

further ripples
away
from the initial
societal splash
that spurred
them

diluted
in truth

polluted
with additional
emotional
irritants

expanding
heated rings
of misinformation

reaching
exponentially
greater
audiences

coloring
their perceptions
with anger

doubt

hopelessness
concerning
the human
state

Brother Bollocks
likes
checking
the weather

sports scores

occasional
news items
from more
direct sources

but
he cares not
for opinions
on reposts

retweets

internet
regurgitations
of over-processed
undigested
data

he avoids
the electronic
overreactions
of virtual
communities

which sadly
at times
may cause
physical mobs
to form

acrimonious
events
to occur

all spurred
possibly
by a single
downturned
thumb
of emoji

hastily
posted
by a person
with a few
extra seconds
in a checkout
line