look at me now.
As of late
I have taken over the minds of the privileged
drawing them in
playing with their words
like a musician does strings.
I bought you out,
and ran you out of town.
Once used for the same reason I now succeed
but now you’re a distant memory.
have risen above, below, and all around you.
You “M” trapped in a box replaced by me,
who chopped off your two right legs,
and built myself from the ashes of your foundation.
Upon the dawn of your fall,
your subjects woke to a new era of social interaction,
by which I took the web by storm.
They now turn on their devices
and log into me,
taking their morning,
one message, one click, one picture at a time,
sending next month’s plans into today’s
Your followers like to poke me
and no longer need you in that space
you once filled.
Over 40 million strong and growing
because I have grown more famous than you
You whose memory could not be salvaged
by your attempt at a “reboot.”
And as I grow in numbers,
my heart does crack as yours once did.
These drones I have created do not know me
but you my friend,
You have seen those pictures go viral,
and I have played a part in it all.
Their broken dreams and sold hearts,
their lost lives and broken backs.
You’ve seen him dump her
and upgrade to her friend.
I have seen old lovers’ flames sink marriages
like ice to the Titanic.
I have broken more hearts than
I have lit flames.
I have caused more deaths than you could
had ever handled.
I have thrown destruction, depression, and
chaos into homes
without needing much more than the undivided attention
of an ignorant mind.
I carry on my shoulders those suicide notes
of their brothers, sisters, sons, and
and I can bear no more.
if you could see me now,
I would beg you to please
bring me from this Face I have been in.