We stare at screens seeking affiliation
a new horizon shared with requested friends
creating needs for wider validation
in a meme that restarts but never ends

We search for hearts in disposable photographs
becoming worth knowing is an enticing reward
a place to store a thousand epitaphs
from stories never meant to be ignored

But screens are designed to broadcast
scenes rehearsed within guarded reflections
condensed into bullet points written with bombast
where to connect more equals more connections

Forging a bond goes beyond a few clicks
yet every notification delivers a quick fix