Don't bother me with something in a country far away,
I'm too concerned with what the President tweeted today.
Tragedy strikes, I send my thoughts and prayers,
make a speech on my profile so the world knows I care.
Then it's back to scrolling my news feed for recipes and funny videos.
I don't care what's going on outside my phone, I don't wanna know.
People dying every day while we wage war in the middle east.
But I don't have time for that, I gotta know what the meme of the month is.
So what if girls in my own country are bought and and sold as slaves?
I can't afford to let that affect me day to day.
Immigrants and gender issues, that's where our concern should be,
not on the fact that we're on the brink of World War Three.
To think that my government doesn't care about me is absurd.
I'm not blind because I choose to believe their every word.
My phone is my escape from the world around me.
It's certainly not a distraction from what's going on in D. C.
I keep my head low, my nose clean, and do as I'm told.
Just another one of America's mindlessly obedient drones.