On Reading, a Poem

Reading is an unknown chore
Speed glance through the headlines
The click baity, the better
Click share, Like or both
It's about metrics
Instant gratification, instead of understanding
No wonder, fake news wins
Not enough time to read
Research is for the nerds
Critique as a mode of reading is for humanities
We will glance through BuzzFeed
Or MenXP, Listicles are easier
Populism wins where critical thought falters
Tech class likes it crisp
Brevity is not everything
As life needs to be fleshed out
In a long read or a book


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