I sometimes feel like I'm going mad
- the only one reacting rationally to situations.
Why does nobody else shout and scream and cry?
Are we all emotionless robots,
Waiting for the beep of phones and screens to tell us
how to feel,
how to think,
how to walk,
how to talk?
Why is nobody angry anymore?
When trees go up in smoke, and birds fall out the sky
There’s only a wall of blinking phones
But nobody is remembering,
No one is experiencing.
I sometimes feel like I’m going mad
in a world full of technology, I’ve never felt so disconnected.
And when I see people walking oblivious
to birds, to beetles, to bees
I just want to shout “LOOK!”
But I won’t.
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