More or less…

Obsessed
Stressed
Depressed
World
Falls apart
We are
Lost in the woods
Of modernity
Sense of personhood
Shifts
We used to be
Bioregional entities
Involved in
Our local community
Now we spread
Beyond our kin
Across the ravine
Of nationalities
Fake borders
Disperse
As we converse
Digitally
Feel empathy
With brothers
And sisters
On the other side
Of the globe
Seek justice
Universally
We campaign
To save
Trees
Lecture
Farmers
About
Nature
Commit
To ethical
Behaviour
Shame corporations
Use our power
Of consumption
To right
The wrongs
Outraged
At the pity
Of inequality

Consciousness
Virtually
Dispersed
Out of our skin
In contact with
Places and people
We can’t see
Or touch
Thrown out
Of our flesh
Body discarded
Behind a screen
Biological
Sustenance
Ordered at a distance
To be delivered
Pre killed
Pre pilled
Pre cooked
Pre sliced
Ready to eat

Ping

An other
Notification
Diner is ready

A new
Guru
Sales his
Spell
Another mix
Of utopian
Optimism
And criticism
A call to action
The solution
To our spiritual
Alienation
A recipe
To make
Some dough
To recruit
Instant followers
Grow influence
And become
A player
Hack
The system
Shift paradigm
Create
A better world
And share
The love
Surely

You’re in on it

We’re all in
To save nature

But it seems to me that the only way would be to…
Step out, out of our homes, out of our mind;
Step outside and stay there, live there.
But who wants that hey?
Those whom I know do live like that
Won’t be commenting on this post
Their too busy fixing the leak on their roof,
Fetching water, or digging the ground for a meal
To feed their family.

We’re all
Plugged in
Disconnected
The world
at our finger tips
Lonely
And out of touch
In need
Of an update
The download
Only a click
Away

But do we
Become
More
Or
Less

Obsessed
Stressed
Depressed
World
Falls apart
We are
lost in the woods
Of modernity
Sense of personhood
Shifts
We used to be
Bioregional entities
Involved in
Our local community
Now we spread
Beyond our kin
Across the ravine
Of nationalities
Fake borders
Disperse
As we converse
Digitally

© Didier Beaugrand