Monday, January 16, 2017

Dopamine Fix

Dopamine Fix

No matter how much I scroll,
Facebook will not fill the hole
though dopamine
and oxytocin offer an illusion
of sustenance for my soul.

But the pre-verbal
losses and deficits
play on a loop
that never quits.

This is not a blame game
as Tweedy’s Happiness suggests,
but merely a statement of fact, at best
cold and hard like steel.
No warmth here
nor when I hear
the sound of my name on your lips.

You did the best you could
and I never would
accuse you, though I have
and will.

For now I return
to my silicon substitute
and wish for connection
beyond abstraction.

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