I found people with phone books, then Internet.
I wrote e-mail addresses on paper, so I wouldn’t forget.
I text friends on A.I.M., ran my modem through speakers in case my parents came in.
I pirated radio music on cassette– when I heard of Napster, my Guess jeans got wet.
I watched TV on fifty channels after I was born, any higher I’d find scrambled porn.
I found mobile gaming on Nintendo Gameboy, my in-app purchases came from KB Toys.
I found books in the library via Dewey Decimal card, ebooks on Kindle waive the late charge.
I rented videos from Blockbuster, picked boxes by hand, my first Netflix binge streamed via mailman.
I went to Walmart Supercenter when it opened the first time– now I fill my cart on Amazon Prime.
I corrected my senses with glasses, contacts, metal braces– then I went into debt so I could get Lasix.
I heard: go to school, spend wisely, work hard! Then watched my parents put college on high interest cards.
I don’t care if my neighbor has two dads or two moms, I have better things to do than protest high school proms.
I don’t care what you pray to or what your race is– I won’t laugh if you look for safe spaces.
I was born on analogue, raised online, the last generation crashed the economy but I’m doing just fine.