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Social Media Quick and Easy

Internet rumor
an amazing story false
photoshop damage

The Story of a Young Man

terrible mistake
social media destroyed
watching firestorm mess

Concerto and Pi

wood gleams violin
melody elegant sway
infinitely long

Violin erasure poetry by Kimberly Burnham, Photo by Joel Wyncott on Unsplash

Social Media Mistake, a Persona Poem

I wish I could take it back
I didn’t see until someone questioned
made it personal
took it personally
made me see my cost
crossing the line came gradually
inch by subtle inch
until I lost track of where I was
not myself at all

A persona poem is a poem where the poet attempts to write from the perspective of another person.

100 word story prompt:

Billy, a mathematician, and futurist had an army of interns watching world news media on high speed 24/7. They reported on one thing per hour. The overall trends popped. Billy evaluated reports twice a day, making predictions for global businesses CEOs, suggesting marketing and investment strategies. This was the first time he faced a major world leader asking him how to implement an attack on the US and make recommendations on locations and timing to create the most destruction. He could do it but that wasn’t the point. He couldn’t unhear it.

Photo by Ismael Bashiri on Unsplash



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Kimberly Burnham

Kimberly Burnham

Writer, Poet, Ekphrastic Writer-in-Residence, Nerve Whisperer, Brain Health Coach, Author of The Traveling Brain: Illuminating Peace Poetry in 5000 Languages.