We Heart It, semi-colon close parentheses.

Our hyperlinked life fosters shallow paranoia
Superficial fear, overthinking the points of silence.

And binary sarcasm doesn’t tell
Except to worst enemies, and best friends.

There in lies emoticons’ use
Roughshod road signs, for the momentarily emotionally disabled.

Emoticons are among the irritating things
Written emoticons, worse.

Removing meaning from dialog
Debasing language, a junk food trope.

As simile or metaphor, useless
Comparing two things, one unknown and one vapid.