We kill our gods
and eat them,
disembowel them with comments,
vicious and self-righteous,
feasting on shame and doctored photos,
consume them with a retweet –
satisfied only when the page
pulls up blank.

We are our own gods.
Proud and gluttonous,
hungry and snarling for disgrace
until someone eats us too.

About the author
Sophie Newton is a writer from Aotearoa (New Zealand). Her poetry and essays can be found in Starling Magazine and the NZ Herald. You can find her on Twitter @sophierownewton.