Filtering Tragedy

Posted by on Oct 30, 2012 in 2012, Choken Word

So very small
Like army ants in a trance
Pushing their way through the forest floor.

Devouring everything and wanting more.
For there is no end to our hunger.
For we know no humility.

Scrambling from giant waves.
Taking photos to share online.
To prove we saw a monster.

High tide, full moon, setting sun.
Arctic cold and hurricane winds diverged
In a wood as the tweets begun.

#Hashtag it, record it.
Fold up this moment.
Put it in your pocket.

Be the one who set a trend
As you ran for your life.
Filter tragedy through shares and likes.

For we are electron small.
Split an atom and watch it fall.
Swirling inside your own hurricane.

Your perspective is all you’ve got.


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