Grow Your Perspective/Bounce Rate/Depth
I wish instead of announcing
How “free thinking” you are
People would announce how
They’ve changed their minds.
I wish instead of convincing
The masses that you know
Exactly what you’re doing, it was more common
To admit that you’ve been a fool.
I wish it was more common for people to
Reflect, adapt, change and apologize
I wish it was more common to grow
Your perspective like a garden over time.
Alas it is a fucking
Echo chamber wormhole and
Anyone you don’t like and anyone
You disagree with for a moment
Based on knee jerk assumptions, or
A moment’s principal, you just
Don’t fucking like or follow anymore.
I wish it was more common
To stand up for decency than it is
To stand up for yourself. Alas
Who am I to tell you any of this,
Just the loneliest pushover, feeling
Like anonymity might be overrated but also knowing
Full well that not a soul on earth
Is able to focus on anything other than
Looks, status, wealth, and
Whatever other assumptions they can make
In an instant, based on the information
They get from
One or two moments, on one or two screens.
Why is it that
Matters more than anything else?
It’s fan base, audience building, right?
You’ve gotta know your audience
And sell out
To those people.
Only problem is if you aren’t willing
To bullshit everyone, gaslight
Distract, ADHD internet fight–
Any of it. You’ve gotta be
The kid in junior high that gets kicked out of class
Before you get any respect or attention in this fucking
Global attention span drop, sometimes I think
The lower my bounce rate,
The longer the poem, but the truth is
Anyone who finds me understands
That the bounce rate everywhere else
Ain’t nobody got any depth.