Chasing Facebook

Cloak life in blue butterflies.
Pursue it like Venus,
wild, sometimes cruel.

Love it to addiction,
built inside screens of light,
a beloved prison
a kaleidoscopic lens
to skirt the real world.

Hovering digital spies parse through social media.
Algorithms search for a marketing niche.
Everything on Facebook is colored with sidebars of cash
proclaiming gods of commerce supreme.
Keep clicking.
Keep coming back.
Search for goods.

It’s almost Christmastime.

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The person who dies with the most toys,
still stops breathing.

Brenda Warren 2013

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21 thoughts on “Chasing Facebook

  1. Love to addiction, that is just about right, Brenda. I am sorry for the late visit, I am fighting the flu again. However, it is almost vacation time and I really need it. Well done and it is nice to see you back with us, you have been missed, my friend.

    Pamela

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  2. Clever write Brenda – didn’t expect the turn at all. But it isn’t a turn but a removal of the gloss. And those ‘Hovering digital spies’ do so worry me – look at something somewhere and even on ‘professional’ sites I subscribe to, there it is, an ad for the fluffy jumper I viewed some ten minutes ago.
    Love ‘The person who dies with the most toys,still stops breathing.’ – a perfect close!
    Anna :o]

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  3. Oops! Brenda, your piece made so much sense. I also attacked the words from that angle but much more darkly and Christmas didn’t even get a mention. It is so easy to become the Christmas Grinch isn’t it?

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  4. Brilliant take on the words, Brenda! “Cloak life in blue butterflies,” is wonderful. And I love: “a beloved prison that becomes
    a kaleidoscopic lens
    to skirt the real world.”

    Sending you warm Christmas greetings. Many thanks for all you do to keep the Whirl going! xox

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