Laugh Out Loud

digitized and downsized
we are the binary selves
some switches on
some switches off

we’re smart shoppers
cyberbullies
all God’s children
of divorce

the cement truck
of concrete reality
Amazon primed
to bury us in debt

“depressive syndrome characterized by
pervasive loss of interest
in almost all activities
or appetite disturbance with change in weight
or decreased energy
or feelings of guilt or worthlessness”

now I lay me down to sleep
God is great
pledge allegiance to the flag
God is good

if I die before I wake
post a notice
on my blog
in your own words

lingering between two worlds
neither here nor there
some switches on
some switches off

we twitter while driving
under the influence of text

“manic syndrome characterized by
hyperactivity or pressure of speech
or flight of ideas or inflated self-esteem
or decreased need for sleep
or easy distractibility or delusions
or paranoid thinking”

I tell myself
not to panic
in front of
the children

the lord is my shepherd
beautiful for spacious skies

the lord is my shepherd
the bombs bursting in air

the lord is my Big Brother
the lord is the name of my father

trolls are laughing
laugh out loud

the sky is crawling
underground

laugh out loud
laugh out loud

drones falling
in a forest
make no sound

laugh out loud
laugh out loud

dance like
nobody’s
watching
in the clouds

laugh out
loud laugh
out loud