Teck Tock


Tech Tock, Tech Tock
Let the world see how I spend my clock
A restless QWERTY board rattles the most
The stage is set Internet, the host

Follower quotients are all the rage
Let the world see how I gild my cyber cage
Proclamations, validation, ego manifest
Engulfed with pride showing only my best

Too many friends, too little time
Is this the pursuance of my sublime?
The negative, I eschew
The positive, I pursue.

What is this delusion?
My guilty pleasure of cyber seclusion
Celebrating, judging, reassuring, envying
In my quiet corner, my soul will not sing

The global web-based opera
Constricting, dilating my viscera
Self-doubt propagating
Nature surrounds me; living is waiting

Sometimes I observe, I don’t always have the nerve to partake? Am too much of a flake
Friends live abroad, family too
I relish their updates and my regular review

It has become too surreal
Too much info, what to feel? Sucked into the vortex
More time gone, and I am vexed

Is the Alchemy of friendship buried in a chip?
Is my endless quest for approval sequestered in being hip?
Is this my truest life?
Does it bring more joy than strife?

I continue to seek balance
And question how does it enhance?
I choose not to allow it to lead me astray
Not burgle my time, or dominate my play

Tech Tock, Tech Tock

I control my clock