Four Observations on the Modern Age

1. Life is lived

Behind screen.

So serene from


Slumped and slouched.


2. The foundation

Of life

Is the cell



3. All things

Stem from


But these stems too

Have thorns,

Because experience

Needs no expertise

When it can be Googled.


4. The screen

Is a feeling

That is reeling

Us from what

Is real.


About cognifeeder

My name is Josh. I like to think about things. I also like to write (albeit, “type” might be a more appropriate verb). Sometimes, I can muster these two likes into an enthralling synergy of self-expression. Sometimes not. Cognifeeder was a word I made up in this poem. To me, a “Cognifeeder” is any bit of learned information. A Cognifeeder is a piece of culture, something learned that contributes to one's map of reality. The world is littered with Cognifeeders. Take them lightly. When I’m not blogging, I run Sonata, a digital marketing and SEO agency based in Aledo, Texas.

Posted on May 20, 2012, in poetry and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Almost impossible to separate the truth from fiction. Like your thoughts 1 – 4…

  2. Very astute observations, especially #2. I think there are some that would shrivel up and die without their damn cell phone!

  3. cell phones aren’t so much the problem, but SMART phones is where it gets very easy to lose yourself to the screen.

  4. When did we become so important that a message couldn’t wait until we arrived back at the office or to the house? ~Wondering, Dan

    • I don’t think it has to do with a personal sense of importance, or similar self-righteousness, but rather the compulsive need to be part of a conversation; to be listened to; to give, receive and share experience; to know that you’re being heard. This is why we have neurotic tendencies to constantly text message and check email. We are addicted to communication, and today communication has become all too easy. A bad thing (I don’t know)? Consequently, it’s easier to say something stupid with more opportunities to say things so I think tht wee nedd tooo tink befour jussst sayn stuuff n da mor wee ahhhh fuk iit..

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