This isn’t a poem, this is just me having a real Senior Moment. So, I keep hitting the ‘like’ button, and the ‘likes’ keep vanishing. Where they go, I do not know. Has anyone else encountered this? I’ve tried alternate browsers, I’ve tried playing with the settings, I’ve tried reasoning with it and I’ve tried shouting at it. Nothing seems to work.
And if I’m honest, it’s actually making me anxious. I know, I know, there’s bigger things in the world than worrying about whether someone knows that I admired their work, but when it’s people I care about, people I respect and people I love, it really fucking bothers me. Any thoughts? Do I need to burn a different incense? Make an offering of chocolate and cigarettes to the Machine God? Do I turn it off and on again-again?
So I’m back, if you can call it that. I didn’t really go anywhere, unless you consider imploding into a psychic wormhole created by the crushing gravitational grip of my own fears and insecurities to be a form of travel? If so, I’ve racked up some serious mileage on this baby.
I did manage a few lame attempts at piling up words and hacking them into shapes with the plastic spatula of my limited intellect during my self-imposed exile, and I’ll be pushing them out over the next few evenings for everyone to pick over. Big steaming piles of words with the occasional kernel of insight embedded in there. Which is strange, because I don’t remember consuming anything insightful lately. But that’s Reddit for you. Anyhow, I gotta clear these decks to make room for more inept puns and jokes about IBS, you know? Some poems too I guess.
So brace yourselves for impact and say a tearful good-bye to your sanity, because like a barbeque balanced on top of a broken septic tank, shit’s about to get lit.
I’m staying in tonight, taking care of my old man’s greyhound. No drinks, no smoke, just a quiet night without stress and craziness. I’d like to thank my readers for sticking by me through 2019, and I want to wish you all a safe and happy new year with your friends and family. May 2020 bring everything that’s good your way.