I've re-written it. When i read it over this evening I hated it. The sequences needed adjusting, the whole thing made more sense of. it was too abstruse, downright vague the way it stood. Crap. Here it is: I hope it's better, clearer, stronger.
Vanity Or What? Or Not?
Will they miss me when I’m gone?
Would they miss me if I went?
Is the Facebook thing, this Instagram,
Snapchat, this and Snapchat that -
Is only just to reassure, insure and all the -sures
An immortality that’s hardly possible
With such as these?
A question and a statement.
If you should land upon an isle,
No phone, no clothing, just a smile,
Who’d care that you’re not there or where?
The ego takes a jolt when true result is that
A lively world’s been going on
In the short while you’ve been isle borne.
When you take up, upon waking,
Cell phone, laptop out and working,
Think about your motive deep, some path new chosen.
Leap into the seasons, steeping self in new horizons.
Public profiles pass from sight, from mind, from heart
Once they depart.
Querying the motives that define,
I’m off to take out, open mine,
The whole controlling
‘Spite the knowing.
Vanity or not?
Vanity Or What? Or Not? 3.18.2018 Circling Round Vanities II; Circling Round Egos; A Sense Of The Ridiculous II; Arlene Corwin