The man in the machine,
or what is left of him
after sinking to his basest level.
Sewage of rumors and lies,
virulent strains of venom,
behind an anonymous firewall.
Racism on all fronts,
Sexism of all types,
Ageism for every generation.
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expounded onin the crudest of terms.Love of fellow man
while the keyboard works overtime,
telling us who we should hate today,
Yet, we know not who is telling us so.
websites by-lined with aliases,
truth lost in a maze of bits and bytes.
Zero and one,
the most powerful numbers on the planet.
It did not come to this overnight,
allowed it to blossom,
bloom into the most grotesque way
thoughts and people.
There’s a great fear
for the future,
of mindless, impersonal automatons
replacing mankind’s intellect and compassion.
to our tremendous shock and grief,
they are already here,
and they already have.