13 Ways of Looking at a Cell Phone

(Originally posted on Letters from Vagabondia)
1.
Wait –
I don’t recognize that number.

2.
Among five pillows,
the cell phone is
the only thing that
moves.

3.
I lost my memory
which
I carefully placed in my phone.

4.
The cell phone sank
to the bottom of the sea.
For a fleeting moment,
it floated.

5.
How easily I clamped this ball
and chain upon my hip.
I can’t decide if I prefer
“hands-free”.

6.
Stranger becomes friend.
Finally,
face-to-face.

7.
See the added appendage.
People are driving.
People are confused.
“Resistance is futile.”

8.
Shrill disco ringtones
are a sign
of
low self-esteem.

9.
At the sight of hoards
talking
to themselves,
I looked
to the sky
for a cell phone tower.

10.
Microwave tooth decay
is a silent epidemic.

11.
The new president was advised
to throw away his Blackberry.
The People bought him
an I-phone
and he has never looked back.

12.
The highway is growing.
We are going
toward
alienation.

13.
It was business as usual
as the empire crumbled.
The cell phone kept ringing.

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