On technology

by Ralkkai

Cold brewed coffee
and dry-hopped infused ales.
That is what we have come to.
No more truck stop coffee
and domestic housewife beer
for America.
No more atlases on road trips
and no more MTV.
My America is being replaced;
machined into Machine Culture.
Our cigarettes are even electronic now.
Country music uses electric guitar
and Techno uses MacBook Pros.
The nature of it is that it was predetermined
by Cyber Punks and network tunnels
and corn farmers
using GPS to plow and harvest.
We allowed the world to
metamorphose into this
and all there is for us,
is to take it in
like medicine
and cardinal sin
and just accept
that the future will defeat us
like the cell phone
defeated the family.

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