SECOND LIFE

Dream the dreams your fathers had

Or paste photos out of magazines

In your private YouTube ad

 

Think of wrinkled jumps and dives

As the default 3-D scenes

In the Facebook of your lives

 

Neopets become your own

Until your daily dim routine

Is rewritten and outshone

 

Bits and pieces of the iconographic trance

Are childish avatars who when

You flip the pages dance

 

A metaverse silted up with custom snow

And when you fly back home

Virtual property below

 

Blurred inside the rapid moving eye

A cyber girl in school

Framed against a real life sky

 

Quilted blogs of youth fileted

By the dapple of a pool

Where Deep Think time is weighed

 

In puzzle pieces that the mind

Assembles in the web of age

Where manga words are made

From all the wreckage left behind