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Thursday, September 17, 2020


by Casey Aimer

Stop Hate For Profit

i am slowly destroying my social media.

manually for hours, months, deleting
individual likes, comments, memories.

i believed if my life was not shared
existence would be the tree no one heard.
i wrote to take that wood and give it voice.

this deleting myself—call it revolution.

we chambered our own minds
letting them echo in petri dishes.
placing past and present inside
digital safes for our future
we offered that up too.

i kept my sites so long
knowing memory lapses but
i’d rather forget than be paraded

this is me redrawing.

Editor's Note: The editor recognizes his hypocrisy in arguing and lobbying against Facebook even while TheNewVerse.News maintains a Facebook page. But he hopes the Facebook voice of TheNewVerse.News remains virtuous and valuable. Contrary opinions are welcome... at our Facebook page.

Casey Aimer holds an MFA in poetry from Texas State and a bachelor’s in prose from Texas A&M University. He was born and raised in Central Texas, and advocates for honest questions expressed in unconventional styles. A devoted anarchist, he hopes to escape the United States soon.