Somewhere there’s a shortcut
or trick to make your life easier
and prove your cleverness.
The obsession has grown
from passive McGyver
to entire industry.
At this moment, someone is
rising, proving money, and flaunting.
There’s no tomorrow.
Weep with joy.
Just ask bacon.
Perfect until some foodie marketer decided it should be trendy
and our enthusiasm for it overtook all rational thought.
Then manufacturers began to add bacon
to beer and toothpaste and condoms and vodka,
and suddenly there was chocolate bacon cheesecake
And I took one bite, thought bacon, poor bacon,
just because you can doesn’t mean it’s a good idea.
He sees that phone in your hand and
is really hoping you don’t look at it.
Don’t hack your interest in your child’s interest.
Bad parenting, bad karma.
The conversation with your parents
about what life was like for them
when they were your age –
you’ll want to give these items full consideration.
Time on this planet is coming to a close.
(Speaking from experience here.)
Don’t try to hack writing a speech
you must deliver at a funeral.
For results “garbage in, garbage out.”
Take the nation by storm,
And when we see a box – well,
then we’ll know we’ve gone too far.
[NOTE: Found/blackout poem crafted from a TIME article titled “The Unhackables” as written by Kristin Van Ogtrop about how we shouldn’t shortcut the important things.]