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  • Photo News: Your Poetic Thoughts (15-31 Jan 2020)

    ~ Photo prompts ~

    Every two weeks or so we'll post a photo related to a topical news event.
    Please respond with a haiku, haibun, or short poem.
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    Here we go, penny for your thoughts:





    "Dear consumer ensnared in our digital panopticon, you might want to fashion a homemade shiv right about now because you are on your own in this prison of hate speech and dangerous lies we built. . . . this is the same tiresome ruse that Facebook leaders have used many times: pushing away responsibility for the ugly parts of their inventions onto the rest of us and conflating different, complex concepts — like paid ads versus free speech — in order to … well, I am not sure why. And it’s all perfumed with the faint odor of undeserved victimhood that Facebook executives apparently feel for being so maligned, even as they continue to benefit extravagantly from sucking all of our data into their maw, and even though they do less than they should to contain some of the damage of social media that they are so clearly responsible for." --Kara Swisher, Facebook Loves to Pass the Buck (NYT, 13 Jan 2020).

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  • #2
    cell light
    clearing my history
    with rain
    Last edited by Rich Schilling; 01-16-2020, 06:17 AM.

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    • Rich Schilling
      Rich Schilling commented
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      Thanks Richard!

    • Carole
      Carole commented
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      I like it...short and succinct...perfect for this crazy image!

    • Rich Schilling
      Rich Schilling commented
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      Thanks for the comment Carole!

  • #3
    ditching Jung, I read
    the contours of my shadow
    in targeted ads

    ghost cave i brush aside the dharma of a lobster god

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    • Ray Caligiuri
      Ray Caligiuri commented
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      Excellent, Clayton 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

    • Richard Gilbert
      Richard Gilbert commented
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      Lol, like it

    • Carole
      Carole commented
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      I like this too, but wouldn't miss the last line. :-)

  • #4
    your new best friend
    hosts a fake lunch
    credit card eviscerated

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    • #5
      lemons —
      some perfect
      ly cropped

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      • Carole
        Carole commented
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        Clever line break! I like it.

    • #6
      OCEAN mining —
      would-be gods plot a course
      through my will

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      • #7
        anonymized
        I am determined
        to prove a villain

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        • #8
          All those close-lip mouths…excuse me Shakespeare...


          the jungle . . .
          to bare or not to bare
          the teeth

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          • Clayton Beach
            Clayton Beach commented
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            Funny! I like it.
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