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"They quite literally can watch your ideas form as you type."
— Edward Snowden.

From caves to telephone booths
in the flick of a dial
but we still think like weeds.
Don't touch the antennae
with invisible words
or unspooled coils.
The typewriter knows your name,
the lightbulb's got your number —
speak clearly into the telescope please:
your insignificance is
now on file.

The headphones have
erased the umbilical —
your thoughts
have been prorated.
are tiny people.
The political is subliminal,
the personal is apocryphal.
The adjusted
is contrasted:
1,000,000,000 watts

Insert coin for weight age fortune —
the microphones
are in the food.
Retroactive got intercepted —
your face is a fraction,
Brains in bottles:
no deposit no return.
Love the lens
for acknowledging

Craig Kurtz

If you have any comments on this poem, Craig Kurtz would be pleased to hear from you.