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the great compression

December 17, 2019

we are not expanding
we are compressing

we are immersed
in our compression
in lives shrinkwrapped
and airless

so much data
pretending to be knowledge
so many angles flattened
so many voices shouting
so many things we need to buy
update upgrade subscribe renew
sign up log in
accept the cookies
and the terms and conditions

we know more
and comprehend less
twisted and turned
by beeps and buzzes
notifications of
nothingness happening
just over the partition

we’re told more
and retain less
distracted by
what’s newer
what’s the new

lord save us from
our culture of convenience
that stands between us and life

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