It goes both ways

You think what you don’t know
or can’t see
doesn’t matter
or doesn’t apply to you
and this is precisely what
they’re using against you

A ceaseless sorting famish lurks
in the billion dollar background radiation

But I’m not doing anything wrong

is wrong by default

Some relic of truth is buried daily
under mounds of fecundous lies
and who is going to teach you
how to sharpen your eyes?

They call it smart
because it isn’t—

It’s what you do,
It’s how you do it—

Oh— they think they own us
but data’s not the soul

All they have
is what we give

All they have
is what we give

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29 thoughts on “It goes both ways

  1. Lyrical impressions

    Dumb phones and small-minded data. They might think that man is a machine, or want to turn human/kind into a machine. Pieces of gossip and nonsense fed into an over-powered stupid-box.
    “data’s not the soul”.
    “All they have/is what we give”

    Words to remember. (and to live by)

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  3. Zanthee

    Great work! My favourite verse: ‘Some relic of truth is buried daily under mounds of fecundous lies and who is going to teach you how to sharpen your eyes?’ Very astute ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. asgardana

    “Some relic of truth is buried daily
    under mounds of fecundous lies
    and who is going to teach you
    how to sharpen your eyes?”

    Simply took my breath away. Great writing.

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  5. nanancay

    ‘Who is going to teach you how to sharpen your eyes?’

    I don’t know why but this part just made me tear up. It makes me think of a little jungle boy faced with a lion, and he either has to wisen up or he’ll die.

    Sharpen up, little boy. You won’t survive, at least not in the way you want to if you don’t.

    This is awesome, Mr(s) Fisherman.

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      1. nanancay

        I like that wisening up isn’t necessarily synonymous with being older. There’s space for a child in there alongside all our wisening, but sometimes people keep themselves oblivious because it’s one or the other – but you can have icecream AND honey and live an ‘intelligent’ life (I don’t even think intelligent is the right word to use, but I love the name of the magazine)

  6. Shaikh Ashraf

    Some relic of truth is buried daily
    under mounds of fecundous lies
    and who is going to teach you
    how to sharpen your eyes?

    I liked this one. Such a great use of words and sentences. Wow!!!

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