it blinks

12 Apr

It blinks. It purrs.
It buzzes at inopportune times.
It keeps me awake. It
puts me to sleep. It tracks
minutes and
steps and
likes and
shares and
how to reach my friends.
Without it, I would be lost –
no – really lost. Ask anyone
who knows me. They’ll agree.
Without it, I can’t
find my way.
It connects me
to
people
I love
and
people I
don’t really know.
It interrupts my dinner if I let it.
I don’t.
I read about young people
who dine out, put them all in a pile
in the middle of the table and
whoever picks theirs up first
pays. I like that. I like when
the people in front of me
still take priority. I like when
I consider but refrain
from holding mine
between us
at the park
to snap your picture,
later share a memory
we never took the time to make.
All my best moments
go unrecorded –
except
perhaps
sometimes
in words.

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National Poetry Writing Month
30 poems in 30 days

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2 Responses to “it blinks”

  1. peaceableme April 12, 2016 at 8:54 pm #

    I really enjoyed this. Great work!

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