This week our #FridayFeature comes from the talented Sam Love! Sam has already been featured on our website and in The Purple Breakfast Review Volume 5 which makes him a seasoned writer here at The Student Wordsmith.
Sam Love is a New Bern, NC writer. He has published numerous nonfiction articles in magazines including Smithsonian and Washingtonian. He has two published novels, Snap Factor and Electric Honey. Most recently, he has published a poetry book called Cogitation with Unsolicited Press.
His poetry has been published in numerous places, including Slippery Elm, Voices on the Wind, The Lyricist and Flying South. He has had six environmental poems published in Eno by Duke University. His work has also been featured on Poetry in Plain Sight posters throughout North Carolina.
In addition to the above, Sam is also the author of an award-winning, illustrated children’s book called My Little Plastic Bag. The story was written to show children what happens to a plastic bag when it is thrown out of a car window. There is also a Spanish edition of the book entitled Mi Bolsita Plastica.
The poem we are featuring today is entitled ‘Drowning in the Internet’ and we hope you enjoy it!
Drowning in the Internet
As the internet grows exponentially
in a tsunami of bits and bytes
some users are spending as much time
on the internet as they do sleeping
How can I keep up with
2.5 million new Facebook posts,
and 72 hours of You Tube videos
uploaded every minute?
Maybe internet time is like dreaming
disassociated fragments of memories
that almost make sense
but are only momentary flashes until
they are replaced with
the latest International news,
or custom Italian shoe sales
Out of desperation for relief
I’ll search the internet
for tips on how to de-internet my life.