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Greg McVerry

Bite of the Gadfly: A #feldgang poem for #clmooc

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Earlier this month I declared the horsefly the antagonist of my .

Naturally I had to do some poetry...so I tried to describe the most annoying thing in my physical world with the most annoying thing in the digital world...horseflies link to recording in case  iframe is getting stripped out.

The vanity of tabanidae

Dive bombing Dipterous

Of data

Flying into your phone

Never leaving you alone

 

On two wings, 

making your phone sing

A lonely sound 

Drowned out by all those

around

 

Heads down, thumb scroll

The gadfly takes a constant

Toll

Hunting for attention

A technological convention

Promising ascencsion

Instead 

Colossus Proboscis

Hold us in suspension

As the mouthparts

Suck our attention

The blood of thought

All for not

Under the onslaught

 

Heads down, thumb scroll

The gadfly takes a constant

Toll

Notifications take flight

Looking for a fight

Endless durartion

The stabbing ping

A constant ring

An ablation of presence

Stolen by the essence

Blood letting at our

Expense

 

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