Poems of the Week

A Tweet, A Tweet, Millions for a Tweet (“just setting up my twttr”)

by Orel Protopopescu

“Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey Is Auctioning Off the World’s First-Ever Tweet as an NFT—
and the High Bid Is Already $2.5 Million”


How sweet the tweet that landed first,
before brute fingers did their worst.
When Dorsey typed in lowercase
five words, he changed the human race.

Although the last was not a word
one could pronounce, his tweet was heard
like Armstrong’s step upon the moon,
still pristine, not with wreckage strewn.

Dorsey will give to charity
the millions paid by NFT.
What’s worth far more than that amount?
His silencing of one account.