Society has lost
All respect
Electronic anonymity
Is killing civility
And it’s leaking out
Into our daily lives
Through anger
And hostility
Is dying by degree
In this radicalized
New culture
By a thousand cuts
And insidious

John is a social worker working in the field of disability management and holds degrees in social work, rehabilitation services, and psychology. He is the author of four books of poetry: “March” (2019), “The Seasons of Us” (2019), New Days (2020), and Fragments (2021). His work has appeared widely in numerous literary journals, magazines, and anthologies internationally. John is also a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee and lives in Caledon Ontario, Canada with his wife and two children. Read other articles by John.