Bleeding Ink #1036

All I need is paper 

And a room with a view 

Some books to read 

And something to drink 

A kitchen is nice 

But I don’t know why I go out 

When I can create 

All that I need 

And when you have a wife 

Who loves you 

You feel like you’ve recreated 

Knebworth in ’96 

2.6 million 

4% of the population 

Saying they choose you 

Before YouTube 

Or FB told them to 

Sometimes I feel like we’re empty 
Where will we be after the digital age? 

I’m an immigrant to this 

Where will we be 20 years from now?


And iCloud’s 

Social groups 

Can you live without this?

All of our drama will pass 

And fade away 

Easily replaced 

But what about what we left behind 

Our songs 

Our music 

Our art 

Our moments 

Locked in passwords 


And iCloud’s 

Selfies inside bathrooms 

instead of kodaks in the pouring rain 

Check your 


See how you are 

Tonight I’m Hemingway

Tennessee Williams 

And Fitzgerald 


I’m angry 

About the Library of Alexandria 


I’m off the grid 

And using paper 


See how we are 

The future 

Torn by the seams 

All this delusion 

is it amusing you

The arms of my wife 

Can’t be replaced 

By a repost 

The way she looks at me 

That tells me she digs me 

Can’t be replaced 

By a thousand likes 

And when she holds my hand

While she reads 

I know 

I’ve found peace 

*knebworth’s music festival of ’96 was the largest turnout in British history hosting over 250,000 two nights in a row. Afterwords they learned they could have held the event for seven days. 2.6 million people had applied for tickets to see Oasis. Over 4% of the population. (Oasis:Supersonic Documentary. 2016) 

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