Selfies are mugshots.
The Eye of the State sees me.
My stick holds
the camera. The Eye of the United States
sees me. My hand
holds the iPhone. The Eye of the Name
of the Father sees me. My mac does it by itself.
The Post-Mediatic Gaze: at both ends
I witness myself in a trial
I think I am winning.
Selfies are the new lyrical eye.
Because mirrors are no longer enough
My selfies inform others
I am a fashion STATEme(a)nt.
I am proud of who I am.
And I believe I made and cloned myself.
And not China.
My Life: A Series
(Don’t trust people who write nice things).
My selfies don’t want you (either) to see beyond “me”.
My selfies are, of course, narcissistic. But are they
Publicity? Or propaganda?
Selfies are about how I feel (I can control)
My own image (=other people’s perceptions about me)
Thinking it’s all my own business.
I am a Control Freak. I take Surveillance
Entertainment Technologies very personally.
Selfies are regressions, yes!
I do remember we used to put ourselves beyond the modern-I.
But can we skip the past? The pre-past seems
A bigger priority now.
Selfies are about looks.
Looking sexy, attractive, handsome,
gorgeous, nice, hirable, likeable,
pretty, cool, awesome, cute, naughty.
Selfies are about boosting my image.
And everybody is doing it.
The Market needs Our Selfies.
And those kinda outside the Market
Need a whole lot of better selfies.
Selfies are Capital after the failure
Of almost every other fetish. All over
The planet dispossession runs wild
But our flow of selfies makes us feel O.K.
Selfies are about resilience:
See How Great I Look Here?
(After All These Crises)
I can endure anything!
Keep The Shock Doctrine Coming!
I CAN TAKE IT!
I can control My Image, I repeat
The Way You Control My Life.
I love Big Brother
& most importantly
Big Brother Loves Me.
My next Mothafucka selfie
Will prove it! Poetry after the selfies
is weirdly neo-civilizational.
Uncle Selfie Wants You BAD!
You Are Beautiful
Show You Are Fun Show
You Are Privileged
Selfies Show You
Selfies show Who
You Hang Around.
What you do day to
day. How special
your days and nights are.
And the selfie occurs
Of images & words
Skip The Slogan:
Selfies can do it all
Eye is Yet Another Entrepreneur.
Poet as Witness
Of Its Own Avatar
Poet as Selfie Is Just Fine.
Asking you to react to some war elsewhere
Or some disaster here or there: these Selfies
Are the New Humanitarian Relief.
UFO’s and all others aliens
Are too far away, too fuzzy anyway.
Selfies empower you
To advertise yourself
In Just One More Way
Is The Closest
Take a Shot
& the DIY PsyOps Apps
We All Need.
Lets face it: pre-industrial images
Have no effect on us anymore.
But the selfie recollections seem to do it
For us early in this 21st Century.
Someday selfies will be hasbeens.
But For Now Poetry Can Still Document Any Shit.
Selfies will change the past. Every dead person
Will look into our eyes in the form of a selfie.
Selfies are mugshots.