So this is modern life. What wonders.
Peer into your phone.
The modern Oracle.
This is what we live for now.
If nothing is meaningful without transposition into pixels and code,
then how can I have meaning?
Take that selfie.
There you are. Ones and zeros in dots of light.
That’s better. Now you’re something.
Why is it all so empty?
Why do I hate myself?
Why do I hate the ones I love?
Why am I empty?
What do I have?
What do I want?
What do I need?
What am I?
Who am I?
There are no answers for this most important question in your new Oracle.
A sea of likes and circle-jerk positivity will only muddy your mind.
Don’t worry too much though.
Though it wounds like a thorny parasite worming its way through you,
shitting cancer as it goes,
this is the modern condition.
The gift of consumer capitalism.
Suck it up.
They have pills for you to numb the worst of it now.
Ask your doctor what is right for you.