Internet: Born in 1980

Jul 28 2019

it used to be that the garbage truck
was the loudest thing we knew
other than the distant planes
that occasionally seemed very far away.
Maybe the neighbors yelled at each other
or maybe it was TV,
(we don’t hang out with them)
and anyways it wasn’t that loud
mostly it was birds, so many sounds
I never knew their names, just that
all of them made beautiful noises.

My parents were quiet, I had no siblings
and then when I was 15 we got the Internet

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