Twitterization Nation

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Photograph Ryan Schaufler 2016
Poetry & other voices in roughly 140 characters (give or take, when needed)…
If you have the attention span of a goldfish… you’ve been Twitterized!

New Eyes

New Eyes

“Rid me of the visions
Of our clownish man-child!

Let me view the world
Through the eyes of a true child.”

-Twitterization Nation @nationOtwits

Photograph Ryan Schaufler 2017

#npm17 Twitterization Poetry Recap

Artwork by 8 year old artist A.S. 2017
Artwork by 8 year old artist A.S. 2017

Did you miss all of April binge watching a show you are now unable to summarize?
Do you now have regrets? Don’t. 

You can binge on this!

#npm17 Twitterization Poetry Recap

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April #30 (NPM17 FINALE)

Photograph Ryan Schaufler 2017
Photograph Ryan Schaufler 2017

Sent from my iPhone

Stage is set
Props are placed

Players nowhere to be found
Rumors of a bar & heavy drinking

Unsubstantiated claims
As audience sits in anticipation

Not for the show
More of a spectacle

Awaiting the moment of Snapchat
Frenzy & opportunities for Facebook

Live as his daughter calls in the dark
Bedroom of shadows hoping her hero

Will rush & tuck her in.
But, he never arrives. Only the sound

Of his agitated voice telling her
Stop that shouting!

No one is observing
Everyone is waiting

An ocean of blank, grey eyes
Staring at their glowing palms

Dying to see a star
Enter the airy scene

Sway upon the stage
Tell them their story

Make them feel something
An emotional sensation only given

In these final days of Twitterization
Sitting before an empty proscenium

Greedily believing
Somebody is coming

A desire for intangible reality
Mourning tactile connections

Never noticing the neighbor sitting
Elbow to elbow before the beginning.

-RMS
4/30/2017

April #29 (educationland)

Photograph Ryan Schaufler 2017
Photograph Ryan Schaufler 2017

I scream with‬
‪lungs‬
‪full of meat & bloody‬
‪emotion‬
‪when my 8th grade student‬
‪answers:‬
‪my goal? I don’t know. I guess‬
‪stripper.‬
‪strippers make that‬
‪money.‬
‪screaming, volcanic crescendos‬
‪attack‬
‪ears of administrating money changers &‬
‪politicians.‬
‪”education is not about‬
‪implanting‬
‪sterile data as proof a child is‬
‪learned‬
‪we must provide them a‬
‪compass‬
‪so they don’t lose their‬
‪way!‬”
‪And the people look upon me‬
‪dazed‬
‪apathetic jelly spread over their‬
‪faces.‬
‪the dead eyes peering past me‬
‪ask:‬
‪what would be the financial
‪gain?‬

-RMS
4/29/2017

April #28 (Final Friday #npm17)

Photograph Ryan Schaufler 2017
Photograph Ryan Schaufler 2017

seconds ‬
‪drip‬
‪minutes‬
‪slithering‬ away‬
‪hours‬
‪evaporating‬
‪days‬
‪an appetizer of‬
‪weeks‬
‪devoured by‬
‪months‬
‪drowning in‬
‪years‬
‪colliding with ‬
‪decades‬
‪unraveling an‬
‪era‬
‪compacted in a‬
‪century‬
‪dissolving‬
‪infinity‬
‪that decay in ‬
‪time‬

-RMS
4/28/2017

April #28 (Root)

Photograph Ryan Schaufler 2017
Photograph Ryan Schaufler 2017

Root

Bad leadership‬
‪Trickles down‬
‪To our children‬

‪Leaving us‬
‪Watching them‬
‪Plant seeds we left.‬

‪Our buildings‬
‪Implode with‬
‪Our history.‬

-RMS
4/28/2017

4/26/2017

Photograph Ryan Schaufler 2017
Photograph Ryan Schaufler 2017

‪‪

‪Standing on two feet‬
Broken & humiliated
Eyes swollen red
Lips dry->the only
Voice
Not her own.
Relentless attacks
Can’t stop her
From loving.

-RMS
4/26/2017