I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by
validation from Instagram praise,
and seeing the world through their phone’s camera lense.
Who absentmindedly critique a stranger’s outfit, or
snarl in envy at her relationship, advertised on Facebook like
Who forget their friend’s birthdays, for memory is unnecessary when
notified by an event request.
Who compliment each other with a click of a button, yet
fear doing so in person (that’s embarrassing.)
Who find comfort in TV screens;
why step outside when reality’s best bits are selected?
You needn’t make the effort.