G String Girl

Like the 24th fret
on the G string
of a bass guitar
her voice was annoyingly
high-pitched and useless

But she had a ring
so someone had loved her
or least kept her 
mouth full long enough
to get some sleep at night
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Technological Traps

I too used to believe 
in advancements and progression
now a Luddite leaning
toward simplicity
For rebellion's no longer in style
all fashionably clone
in appearance, opinion, even art
as many artists no longer express
but recreate fads
for monetary gain

Certain aspects of this are cyclical
as historical records show
but the digital dark age 
promotes gluttony and 
overfeeding the self, the ego

...and the once helping hands 
open to ideas
are but closed fists gripping shit
unwilling to share even that