“If you want to free a society,
just give them internet access.
Because people, the young guys, you know,
are all going to go out and see biased media,
see the truth about other nations
and their own nation
and they’re going to be able to
contribute and collaborate together.”
Curation of international news, visuals, music - and our stories and conversation. And
Promise of obviating past
We tilt our heads back and open wide. The snow drifts into our zombie mouths crawling with grease and curses and tobacco flakes and cavities and boyfriend/girlfriend juice, the stain of lies. For one moment we are not failed tests and broken condoms and cheating on essays; we are crayons and lunch boxes and swinging so high our sneakers punch holes in the clouds. For one breath everything feels better.
Then it melts.
The bus drivers rev their engines and the ice cloud shatters. Everyone shuffles forward. They don’t know what just happened. They can’t remember.