april, 2013 poems by jakob maier
Absurdity is the hallmark of the online lifestyle. Chat rooms began it. Like everything though this has evolved. People talk to each other directly. Live streams depict a youth on the stay. Blank stares make up much of the online lifestyle. Omegle shows off a different part of the internet, a highly sexualized version. Maybe there are people on Omegle who aren’t horny lunatics but that is pretty doubtful. Conversation partners are the new fuck buddies. Geography means nothing anymore. Long ago it meant something via disease, the Spanish flu and the Black Plague. Thankfully people have evolved beyond the physical into the digital.
Urgent care clinics will one day become irrelevant. More and more interaction happens online. The term ‘shut-in’ will one day refer to online deities who rule with a benevolent hand over their internet minions. The horrors of urgent care clinics will be a distant memory. Camping remains one of the few times when isolation can truly happen. However Wi-Fi access is becoming readily available to vast majorities of humanity. Someday there will be live-tweeting sessions of hiking out in the wilderness, in case such a thing hasn’t already happened. At least the guilt of the outdoors might prevent instagram filters on Mother Nature. That’s the hope.
Flames exist in the mind. Passion burns in the heart too. When a mind is enflamed that means it is working. Elliot Smith’s music can cool minds making them cold sad things. Roofs elevate people to greater heights, such great heights in fact. Unlike Elliot Smith the roofs tell people to embrace the sky. Misinterpretation exists with so many people. Sure the roofs can limit, keeping the rain out. But more importantly few ever bother climbing to the top, to the roofs of bi-levels, the mountains of the suburban world. Bouncy castles are where the suburbs’ monarchs live: the children. America’s greatest resource is their child that’s why children get inflatable castles in the sky.
Tapping on the ceiling lets these children know there is a greater world out their literally knocking on their door. Roofs are the new doors; hence skylights which let the sun shine in from impossible angles. Skateboards are the first piece of transportation these young ones get their hands on. Enough to be cool but not enough to really go anywhere skateboards help children realize that transportation can be a fashion accessory.
What else is a fashion accessory though? Twitter is a fashion accessory of the mind. Posing as a social media site twitter helps people show off their minds, the ultimate accessory to any act, good or bad.