may we all be heard
words are bells
let them ring!

Thom World Poet Austin, Texas, USA
Global Radical networker and activist for promoting the live Creative Arts,
at every possible opportunity, especially in his home-city, Austin, Texas, USA

Saturday, September 17, 2011

'young people are only partially with us @any time' (Alex Krysinski)

texting ,phoning,distracted-their peer group calling
social networking,ongoing links with what is important
Tweeting on a Blackberry,using iphone and ipad easily
they are the children of this text mess internet,connected
at all times,accessible ,as Carol Ann Duffy says-
txting is the poetry of our childrens time
and their time is digital and instant as now.
We are so THEN-they are so ZEN
Ride the Tweets before they become as redundant as email
as obselete as telegrams and cord phones-
soon the young will have bar codes
may have matrix leads to connect to the cloud or the grid
probably will evolve beyond reptilian greed
into some as yet unseen digital downloaded Third Life dream
wherein we are all avatars,role playing life games temporarily
until transmission is interrupted via some violation of our firewalls
and a new hacker virus is imported via spyware or malware
to restore us back into some semblance of meatspace
whereby our children are less programmed -
more spontaneous,insurrectionist,individual ,anarchic,artistic
carriers of their generation's bliss-this temporary time tuned planet
calling each to each..

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