Social Networking

We dip our heads
Inside the digitised coven
Of made-up friends,
Shared decisions
And wonder,

Integrations show a billion-fold increase,
Funnels leading to fastigiate tree formations,
Information hustles in circles,
Trustworthy whispers
Transpute bloodbath conspiracies
And then fade into simple saluting.

Mordacious symmetry snaps,
Slick reinfusions of knowledge
Fizzle then pop,
Neon primitives rustle,
Ensnared in the woodruff,
Archaically tracing their paths,
All rattled and squeamish.

The pitfalls are amalgamated and visions conscripted,
Wayward oddballs poke their fingers in
And pander to plurality,
Softly ashamed in the dark,
Ready for polygraphs and rewinds,
The calculations of glory.

We pull our heads
Out the pixelated womb
Where chatter lies clipped,
And we quickly remember
The art of kissing.

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16 Responses to “Social Networking”

  1. You always startle me with the last line. Your poems are awesome in their content, depth and flow, then BAM! You send me tumbling through space! I like it, and this is one of your best!

    http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2011/12/28/another-will-be-born/

  2. A lot of muscular rhythm and mood here. Not a wasted word.
    Well wrought!

  3. nice ending!!! 🙂 I like, well done!!! 🙂
    happy rally!!!
    http://lynnaima.wordpress.com/2011/12/28/souls-paradise/

  4. what a comprehension of us and life.
    well done building up.

  5. really liked the flow of this and the depth!

  6. Loved reading this one. Wonderfully done.

  7. As long as we always remember the art of kissing… Really interesting poem. Like ‘the digitised coven of made up friends.’
    Thanks!

  8. This reminds me of my childhood. 🙂 I love it!

  9. Thanks for your lovely comments everyone – happy 2012 to you all.

  10. […] you for this award. I nominate Dunstan Carter: https://dunstancarter.wordpress.com/2011/12/22/social-networking/ Share this:PrintMoreStumbleUponRedditDiggFacebookTwitterEmailLike this:LikeBe the first to like […]

  11. Hello dear, I have nominated you for the Poetry Palace week 60 award. I totally enjoy your work. Have a blessed year 🙂
    http://lynnaima.wordpress.com/2012/01/03/once-upon-a-rainbow/

  12. Ah, how lovely. It’s really nice to know my poems are enjoyed – thanks for the nomination!

  13. Really enjoyed reading this poem, infact am looking in to writing a piece of coursework on it currently, would really appreciate some feedback on your meaning behind the poem, personal iinfluences, analysis etc. That would be great, thanks 🙂

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