Tag Archive for Technology and the Internet

Making Movies

These are the shots of life

that we see translated to vision:

those dramatic slow motion turn-abouts

or artsy fade-outs with unreal light.


Though we cannot feel

voyeurism with public on our body,

we can identify the moments

of distinction

with a flat sigh,

or a cry,

or a gasp

as one of six billion.


And we fall into a

1st-person digital narrative

with nothing to save us

from life,

unless we should be swallowed

in the mouth of madness

and see ourselves as the way we would

be seen

by our own absent minds.


In my mind I see him enter

a dark computer lab.

He types my name, and I wonder

whether he’s thinking about how he used to love me.

His message reaches my computer in the morning,

as intangible there as it ever was,

intangible like an emotion.

Reaching out to touch it, I feel only the static

of the computer screen leap out to meet my fingertips.