Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Several Missed Calls

Several Missed Calls

You click and descend further
and you are offered assistance
in descending further,
and you are offered distractions
while parts of you are displaced.
It is so normal, like a monster car event.

Your friendliness feels
like a factor, but it isn’t.
You might not feel like an actor,
but you are.  And you are
good and awful.

Your hard drive is not interested
in pharmaceutical interventions
and your friends are not interested in you.
They are mesmerized by photographs of missiles
and they forget that they miss you.

Scopes are set on a maze
of dazed and hurrying heads.
Unlimited buttons prove problematic.
There is always something to make fun of.
Children try to tell you that they are more than
an unwritten email, more than
a blinking cursor awaiting instruction.
But patterns form quickly
and they are aesthetically pleasing.

Please. Please do not contort yourself
in order to respond.
Please do not post that you are grouchy about
being nailed to it.


  1. I really like this one! "...and your friends are not interested in you." I don't know why, but I had to loop through that stanza several times before I could move on. And the "Children try to tell you..." Jarring, and sad, but alive.