Submitted Date 02/15/2019

Electricity flies

at damn near the speed of light.

That’s how fast

word travels.


You can make an ass of yourself

on the world stage

while strangers jeer


Or, you can use your powers

for good,

and build something real;

a palace of pixels.


Because make no mistake—

that shit’s permanent.

Your tweets may as well be etched in marble.


Will your kids see it?

Would you want them to?

You may as well stand by your words,

because like it or not, that’s going to be our legacy.


Words can hurt, or blind, or motivate

in the blink of an eye.

By the thousands.


Maybe they should teach that in school (do they?).

How to be a good person, digitally.

How to keep you eyes and voice on the truth.

And to not use the same password for everything.


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