Jenni brought in a poem about her saddiction, which is a compression of the two words: sad & addiction. The poem is a satire on the author’s relationship with social networking sites – especially Facebook.
There’s lots of nice observations in this poem about the irritating habits of ‘users:’ their lazy manners, their inability to Like postings, their terrible grammar and punctuation, their confusion of simple homophones, their blue mouths, their rude behaviors and general obscenity. On top of this, the narrator has to put up with peoples narcissism, their selfies, which change multiple times in a day. Much of the poem looks at modern electronic etiquette. The only reason the author is still on Facebook is because she can’t tear herself away from the screen because she is so badly addicted!
Gwyn’s poem Promenading or Sunday Ritual was another poem by Gwyn that looked at homelessness locally. It compares a middle class Sunday afternoon walk on the promenade with that of the homeless who are lingering about drunk. He concludes that these two groups share the same stretch of promenade but live in ‘two separate universes.’