NaPoWriMonth. April 1: 1984. [Rough take.]

1984

It was thirty years ago, give or take a day.

Orwell chose the inverted year,

Twisted from his present,

To scare us in the future–

Worse than he imagined.

NSA, FBI, CIA, Yahoo!

Big data, Google Earth, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Vladimir Putin.

(Where would we be without dystopian fiction and dactylic hexameter?)

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