Most artists now, from indie come-ups to famous mega stars, suffer from social media suicide brought on either by un thought-out replies to slander, posting insensitive media, gross oversharing or a combination of all these. Just like the old adage where focus goes, energy flows infers, what you give attention to on social media will consume your energies and in turn will be what you will be judged on. How you respond to negative comments should always speak to your character.
Young catfish I caught in a trawler
The nugget turned gold
out of the murky water.
Now I’m bawling on my own
Deception is a motherfucker.
Lies told so bold
Easily fell from your body
Easily caught by my heart’s eye
The greatest ones were on my mind.
She’s been overfed by a silver spoon
Cried herself to sleep to Frank Ocean’s croon.
A pot of piff a white of sniff
They all can’t seem to fix
Alone but not lonely
mind is convinced.
Equally lonely lovers
Many a man-child broke her cradle
Young catfish I caught in murky water
It breaks my mind to watch you fold
— E. E. Cummings