Each face will be known in time, relations and relationships formed
through viral videos, HD blossom punching through screens
to form a pink crust on smiling faces.
Steady lines etched on taut skin, (spiralling from 1999 to 2016
and onwards) until the inkings blur and stretch
foreshadowing wrinkles of youth.
Aristocratic histories, doling out death with a flick of the wrist
replaced with caustic app swiping and lifelong settlements.
Too busy being shadowed with electric lighting
to thumb laughter lines or pinch hair between teeth
and happy with flaccid VR, the modern person loses touch
with relations and relationships formed.