Retweeting: A Villanelle

[Native: https://twitter.com/dpfilmore/status/897778608797868032]

Oh, that silent partner in viral spread

It’s a power beyond what you can say

But, it’s not an endorsement of what’s said

 

It’s just a smile and nod before bed

Perhaps a lazy way to spend the day

Oh, that silent partner in viral spread

 

You can retweet a thing of beauty bred,

say, by @lin_manuel, as if to pray

But, it’s not an endorsement of what’s said

 

Or retweet @realDonaldTrump, who’s red

with anger, and make yourself feel okay

Oh, that silent partner in viral spread

 

I’m part of this thing that’s in your head

That I tell myself when I join the fray

But, it’s not an endorsement of what’s said

 

Is it too much to ask: retweet this thread?

To raise the thing above the fray, and pay?

Oh, that silent partner in viral spread

But it’s not an endorsement of what’s said