Influencers without influence are looking for
the hippest hashtags for their Tiktok videos
dancing alongside the beat of the algorithm.
Incompetent experts by experience
whose unfinished projects grow too fast like children
give TED Talks about the power of failure
with a voice like the melody
of a lonely pinball machine.
Self-proclaimed gurus who tell you
how to breathe, take selfies
with carefully chosen Instagram filters
in which they greet the rising sun
as if it were waiting for them.
Internet Buddhists and Facebook philosophers
share allegedly inspirational quotes
from the Dalai Lama and Steve Jobs
about the path being the goal, how every journey
begins with a single step, and how you get people
to pay more than one thousand dollars for a phone.
We are comment addicts, craving likes
needles in an SEO haystack
comet impacts in the desert.
(c) Leen Raats