Young cutters bleed on

Facebook YouTube MySpace

Parents panic

And don’t understand

Glued to iPods

They text and tweet

In this digital culture no one

is conversing face to face

No one is touched

Or embraced

No one is feeling

No one is real

Trivial banter masks

Emotional turbulence

A soul-less substitute for

The essence of humanity

The ever-seductive

Images of the internet beguile

As we are all swept away

By the tide of the tech revolution

Lost in virtual reality

Floating past each other

Like weightless astronauts

Suspended in outer space