February 16, 2020

Eye Glue

Stuck behind the screen
Transfixed in the smartphone posture
Fingers in formation
Eyes glued to the distant action
To all the fascinating things happening elsewhere
Happening anywhere but here

Welcome to the Scrolling Society
Bow your head
Now, repeat after me…
I love my phone
My phone lets me be me
My phone doesn’t judge
My phone belongs
And I belong to my phone

Games to play
The ‘gram
Face Tweet
Slack time
This is the digital diet
This is how you lose the plot
This is how you forget to remember

Eye Glue right before bed
Eye Glue when you wake
The kids need food, you need Eye Glue
The cat purrs affection
You tilt your head forward
With your thumb, you apply more Eye Glue

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Writer, strategist and brand builder.

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Poetry