Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Everything is Disposable Now

It's like all the speed and accessibility this technology has given us comes at a price. Things seem so much more disposable now. Not just things. Relationships. People.
You meet someone using any one of the multiple methods that don't include being face to face, and you can pick them up and put them down with ease, because there are dozens of others.
So many, they all begin to blend.
Of course, you can be picked up and put down just as fast. Because, just like with you, there are also dozens of others.
Maybe we're all trapped in ice cream shops, stuffing ourselves on free samples but ordering nothing. Maybe we're all just digital now and don't have to live in the real world. Maybe it's just retweets and Facebook Likes and late nights and text fights and meme sound bites and pictures you're embarrassed you sent but at least you changed the filter
and lit it right.
We got to know each other, or at least I thought we did.
You were the one who'd been single your whole life, or fought an addiction. No wait, you were the one who had a kid.
It's like everything is disposable now and
there's no one to walk the canals with at dusk
no secrets to peel away like petals of a flower
no one to trust
no one to hold that does not turn to dust
if I made you feel disposable it wasn't true
and don't think I don't mean it even though
I won't remember you.

No comments:

Post a Comment