Not For all the Clickbait in the World

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i refuse to become another voice
spreading hate and rage
over political differences, treating
this side or that as though it
represents the worst extremes of its
tribe.

i refuse to look at the people around me
as representatives of this or that demographic group
rather than as a human being,
individual and unique,
a mystery to get to know
or leave to its own,
live and let live
and all that jazz

(and let’s face it,
it will probably be the latter
because i’m kind of introverted,
after all).

even if it means
my writing goes totally ignored
i will not be another voice
feeding the fire
that has incited so much distrust
and violence.

if i must talk politics
which i do as little as possible
it will be with civility
and
humanity
and maybe
even curiosity
(imagine that).

not for all the clickbait in the world;
not for all the claps;
not for all the likes;
not for all the retweets;

i’m not playing your stupid game.

look up,
look up.

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I’m not in the Matrix. I AM the Matrix.

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