This week’s prompt: Write an ‘information’ poem.
An influx of information
Bombards us at every location,
But what is actually worth consideration
Amongst acres of inane confabulation
And miles of baseless speculation?
It journeys with us to all destinations,
Wi-fi at every airport and station,
To go without induces petty frustration,
Our first worry when on vacation,
We can’t unplug for too long a duration!
It informs our social preparations
And provides handy highlights and summation
Of our circle’s leisure and libations,
But can equally cause emotional deflation
When you realise your non-existent invitation.
Fear not! There is plentiful distraction
From your friends’ cold ostracization,
There are quizzes of questionable calculation
To tell you your ideal vocation
Or a soulmate plucked from randomisation.
These precious droplets of information
Fuel our fixation
And claim our concentration
Until one day, we look up
And escape this digital stagnation.
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