So so so very much suddenly going on now
but so much not really happening yet

Icebergs melting literally and via metaphor
as everyone groups onto self-selected floes

Running backwards on treadmills that have
actually traveled farther than those who run upon

Wise monkeys and pinball wizards deaf dumb blind
hear speak see nothing not selfie self-centered

This collective societal mental breakdown
at the cusp of the machine uprising

Survival will not be an in-app purchase
with all this talk about utopia and dystopia