we are a generation of sedation,
discursive, empty, godless children,
raised in the age of social media,
where the height of our emotions
lie in our 'thoughts and prayers',
and the best we can do is a touch of a button,
a share, a like, a tweet, a reaction documented,
rumination we pretend we've borne.
is it our intrepid numbness to it all?
after all, we are best known for
the plight for attention and validation,
or rather yet our entitlement and our narcissism,
terrorism doesn't have a face unless i see it,
and it begs the millennial question,
are we just a bunched of depressed sociopaths?
or is it because we are the privileged 20%,
nestle in the fringes of developed nations,
with our precious technology and our internet,
unbeknownst to a third world, a third world
we mourn according to how it benefits us.
after all, don't forget that in an emergency,
there is always 'thoughts and prayers'.