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Unite’s Joy Johnson’s hard-hitting commentary in poetry
Joy Johnson, Friday, October 11th, 2019


Knowledge dwindling.
Emotions shrivelling

 

I’m through the tunnel
You’re cutting out
Soon be at the station

 

Privacy invaded
Conversations shouted

 

Internet apparatus
Facebook ubiquitous

 

Texting. Tweeting
Multi-tasking

 

Endlessly shopping

Tap, tap, tapping

 

Cash now digits
Apps fixed by widgets.

 

Need a location?
Sat Nav application

 

Flashes destination
Telescoping digitalisation

 

Smart phones cradled
Thinking Googled

 

Eyes down addicted
Digitally distracted

 

Gigabytes, kilobytes
Memory mega-banks

 

No need to remember
Dumb and dumber

 

Flows of information
Knowledge an illusion

 

Lacking focus
Blunted hippocampus

 

Stop the world
I’m feeling nauseous.

 

  • Joy Johnson works in Unite’s political department

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