The Revolution Will Not Be Instagrammed

You will not be able to stay home, cisgender friends
You will not be able to upload, link to and hashtag
You will not be able to lose yourself on molly and coconut oil
Skip out for kombucha during pop-up ads
Because the revolution will not be Instagrammed
 
The revolution will not be Instagrammed
 
The revolution will not be brought to you by Uber
In 4 parts without five 15-second autoplay ads
The revolution will not show you pictures of Trump
Blowing a bugle and leading a charge by Steve Bannon
Sean Spicer, and, Kellyanne Conway to eat
Artisanal quinoa confiscated from a gentrified neighborhood co-op
 
The revolution will not be Instagrammed
 
The revolution will not be brought to you by the PBS and
Will not star Gwyneth Paltrow and Paul Rudd or George and Brad
The revolution will not give your mouth a heteronormative glow
The revolution will not get rid of the liver damage
The revolution will not make you look five pounds
Thinner, because The revolution will not be Instagrammed,
Friends
 
There will be no Snapchats of you and Justin Trudeau
Pushing that Segway down the block on the dead run
Or trying to slide that Android 7 into a stolen Prius
NBC will not predict the winner at 8:32 or the count from 29 districts
 
The revolution will not be Instagrammed
 
There will be no pictures of private militarized police shooting down
Humans on the live Facebook feed
There will be no pictures of First Nations people being
Run out of their homelands on a steel pipe in the name of Profit
There will be no slow motion or still life of
Regina Brave strolling through the plains in the colors
Of the Seven Tribes that she has saved
For just the right occasion
Honey Boo-Boo, The Kardashians, and
Housewives of Beverly Hills will no longer be so damned relevant
And we will not care if Lindsay Lohan finally makes a film that isn’t Shit because
Woke people
Will be in the street looking for a brighter day
 
The revolution will not be Instagrammed
 
There will be no highlights on the Reuters Twitter feed
And no pictures of noncomforming femmes, polyamorists, and
Ellen trying to dance
The theme song will not be written by Justin Bieber, Rihanna,
Nor sung by Moby, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran
Macklemore, or Walk Off The Earth
The revolution will not be Instagrammed
 
The revolution will not be right back after a message
About a white anti-vaxxer, white fragility, or white people
You will not have to worry about a Roomba in your
Bedroom, a malfunction in your GPS, or the quality of organic Nutrients in your homemade composting toilet
The revolution will not go better with essential oils
The revolution will not fight erectile dysfunction
The revolution will put you in the passenger’s seat of your Self-driving autonomous Personal transport vehicle made from sustainable free-range organic virgin hemp
 
The revolution will not be Instagrammed, will not be Instagrammed
Will not be Instagrammed, will not be Instagrammed
The revolution will be not be available on Hulu friends;
The revolution will be live

(Inspired by ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’ by Gil Scott Heron, 1971. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License – No Commercial Use)
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