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selfie nation // poem

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By: burgundy bug

“selfie nation” poem in a sketchbook from Autumn 2018

Source: Sketchbook Tour // Oct. – Dec. 2018 | Penelope Peru Photography

i’m terrified of notifications,

so i just sit back and pretend that communication isn’t a measure of self worth in this generation,

born a citizen of the selfie nation,

though i’ve always had trouble leaving mirrors unscathed and,

i can’t help but feel the same devices that connect us dissect us,

upset us, redirect us, disconnect us,

do our profiles truly even reflect us?

maybe i could profit off an internet project,

hypocritically preaching to sheeple,

pretending my philosophies haven’t been pondered by previous people,

could you creep your head up from your i-shield?

peepers up,

for 99 cents could you please listen for three minutes to how i feel?

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A cynical optimist and mad scientist undercover, burgundy bug is the editor, graphic designer, webmaster, social media manager, and primary photographer for The Burgundy Zine. Entangled in a web of curiosity, burgundy bug’s work embodies a wide variety of topics including: neuroscience, psychology, ecology, biology, cannabis, reviews, fashion, entertainment, and politics. You can learn more about working with burgundy bug by visiting her portfolio website: burgundybug.com

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