Wham without the music

How could you know when it begins and where would it go
if you’re not there for the show?

we’re being gripped by the fever of Facebook
and levered by twitter, lathered into a sweat and
what do we get?
Likes.
thumbs up
and memes,
it all seems somewhat what we’ve already got
in real time
with real friends.

Blow me down Bluto,
said Popeye,
they should know that here and now is how
to relate and
not in some internet induced state.

Too late for me
see
I’m pre decimal and
add things up in my head,
wouldn’t be seen dead on
social feeding ya a line
media’s a waste of time

but not being there means I don’t get
a share of the credits
and
no Likes either.

© 2017, John Smallshaw.