The Internet is America
and I founded a small village
in the Plains.

The largest cities are
and some other things

Interstate highways,
the I-whatevers,
are data speeds
that don’t go many places

A Walmart at every interchange
is the same as ads in search results
telling me
to shop here

Cheap entertainment
keeps drivers driving across the web
Games, porn, and shopping
Are casinos, strip clubs, and shopping

Logging on is
turning the key
Closing down
is like the garage




Suffering Love Laughing At Myself is the first poetry book of Adam Fletcher Sasse and is available at

Published by Adam

For almost two decades, Adam F. C. Fletcher has led international outreach focused on engaging people successfully. Working with thousands of youth-serving nonprofits, K-12 schools, government agencies, international NGOs and other organizations around the world, his work spans the fields of education, public health, economic development and social services, and includes professional development, public speaking, publishing, social media and more. He founded the Freechild Institute for Youth Engagement, SoundOut and CommonAction, as well as writing more than 50 publications and 500 articles. He has also established 150-plus community empowerment projects.

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