Digital Destiny

Digital Destiny


Life is a cell phone

On automatic dial

Language is the tombstone

Ideas are a smile


Social media popular

Invisible people are fraught

Become a cyber star

Society of virtual thought


My car to drive itself

I’m free to inebriate

Protection from each other

Safety’s new blind date


Medical microchip 

Embedded under my skin

Sailing inside my ship

Determining next of kin


Evolving technology

Redesigning my life

Survival is an adaptor

With my computer wife


Amazing maid and cook

She never acts with spite

Attractive shiny look

In libido’s moonlight


©lee johnson


Lee Johnson
United States Of America

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My great grandfather was a Slave

My grandfather was a Native

My grandmother was a Bantu

My mother was a kaffir, Nigga, Negro

Names imposed by shackles

But an Afrakan I am

An identity my forefathers were deprived of

 

An identity I am now polluting with the fumes of cigarettes

In dope I am giving it another face

In ecstasy I am giving it a comical image

My drunken stupor gives it an unstable belonging

My borrowed accent contradicts what it represents

My imitated dress code conceals its beauty

My adopted religion undermines my intellectual prowess

My language deafens my ancestors

My values are valueless

My mind is discriminatory

It repels anything indigenous

Whilst absorbing all that is alien

None can identify with me

Even those I am emulating

Patriotism I reserve for my kind

I look down at my patriots

If I were xenophobic

I could have been my own victim

I pride myself in my slanted inferior education

An education promptly deleting my true history

Ignorance is my custom

I am dreaming dreams my forefathers cannot interpret

I am singing praise songs for my dying culture

I am branding a heritage

I cannot inherit

Knowledge of freedom is embedded in my subconscious

But suppressed by fear

Fear to develop my culture and identity

Fear to be rejected by the world

Fear to be different and still love myself

Yet with no identity I remain

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