Poems of the Week

Read Me Like a Book

by Brendan Beary

O Cambridge Analytica,
You know my every thought:
The posts I like, the pics I take,
The items I have bought;

You seek to sway the way I’d vote
By getting in my head—
The shows I’ve watched, the links I’ve clicked,
The articles I’ve read.

You seem to know me better than
I know myself, but please,
Exploit my mind more usefully—
Like, where’d I leave my keys?