Most Internet posts –
Are like lottery tickets
For going viral –
Seeking millions of views –
As if a jackpot of views
Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.
Notes to this poem…
There’s so much stuff posted online these days. Lots go viral for any one person’s attention span, but the proportion that do is miniscule compared to all the postings.
If you think of getting Likes, views or shares in some cases, as getting money at a dollar for each view, share or Like, then these posts are like lots of futile attempts at winning a jackpot via the lottery. Of course, you don’t have to pay for many of these posts, especially the social media ones, but lots of people do for web hosting, domains, among other services that can be divided into a cost per post.
The R-series poems were composed while I was out running, in an effort to find time for writing in a life that is always getting busier.