“We, the screensomniac survivors”

The trauma of the bedtime stories
of the captains of our industrial past
of their touch on our timelines
of the ways they flourished
from deception to be 21st century
standards and role models
is the fuel we burn
we, the screensomniac survivors
placed here with missions
from broken people who
became parents,
question every role model before us
the standards are as
broken as the people
and we swipe our trauma
left and right
ships that cruise Tinder in the night
connecting dots with our new pragmatism
like they aren’t coordinates
the map we think
was complete before
we got here

— Liyana Dizzy, 28

for Yiing

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