Like newborn birds, flightless and clamoring
For bits of worm, the noises that explode
From our heads fill the ether, a mad cry
For attention in the hope that someone
We will never meet casually clicks
A button, indicating we are liked.
In this universe, where everyone
Seems to have something to say and the tools
To publish random thoughts and images
To what seems to be the civilized world,
Every act becomes duplicitous,
Each comment filled with hidden agendas
So you never know who is listening
Or that your words make any difference.