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Beyond the shores of the western world

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Beyond the shores of the western world
The computers rust.
Interconnected sheets of metal.
They no longer fulfill
Our need for virtual contact.


Beyond the shores of the western world
The internet is catching fish no more.
Your movie doesn't stream
Down your eyes and ears and throat.

Beyond the shores of the western world
The cries for attention are not heard.
Birds twitting at land,
Are too far away.

Beyond the shores of the western world
What you take for granted,
Is not there.

Beyond the shores of the western world
You are becoming human again.
You left your mask
Of simulated sensations
Of cheap dopamine
Of fake accounts
Of convoluted goals
Of digital fame
Behind.

Beyond the shores of the western world
You are becoming human.
At least.

Feel you world, you sensitive being.
The only digits worth having are on your hands.


This poem was inspired by 100r.co.

Living in remote uninhabited parts of the world has offered us a playground to learn how technology degrades beyond the shores of the western world.

Hundred Rabbits
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Tags: english, poetry, low-tech, slow-tech, sustainability, technology

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