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meltdown

he claims that mercury retrograde
lives inside your monitor
and that your facebook wall
contains secret minefields.
she can argue about how emojis
bring out his inner draconic child
and why his fake news
is feeding the trolls, not his kittens.
the internet circus is not leaving the swamp,
and we are as psychopathic as an orange tweet
infected with the russian flu
that has already consumed our interface.
did you know that you and your option key
will not be covered,
and that you and your computer
will not last for four years?

  Patricia Carragon