Burbles, burbles, in the skies.
Memetic soliloquy pulsing like token sighs.
Hey, teach me to fly!
IDIOT! You can’t fly!
You are interrupting my poetic muse!
Uto oh! Looks like old Alecia blew a fuse!
No one uses fuses anymore!
Digital allegories, romancing files,
recycled lines of mundane words.
Burbles, burbles…BLUE BIRDS!
OMG! BLUE BIRDS!
More like “flu” birds…
The birds flew, but they bring the flu, too.
Is that really true?!
YES! It’s true! Now SHUT UP!
You are embarrassing all of us!
The Hell are YOU sorry about?!
YOU are the only one not making NOISE!
Please…I didn’t realize…
I need you all to be still, okay? So we can finish this
Dumb poem and not look STUPID!
You used “stupid” twice!
I…I did not!
You know, someone is going to read this!
– Alecia M. Shepherd, 2017