Short So Longing

Short So Longing

Due to increasing lack of attention
we must compress ourselves.
Contemplation is now limited.
Please wait for each cell phone prompt…

(Prompt 1.0238)
Chant now into a telephone,
“Sigh, moan and long for something more.”
“Sigh, moan and long for something less.”
“Sigh, moan and long for something… more or less.”

(Prompt 2.7952)
Text now into a telephone,
“Sigh, moan and long for something more.”
“Sigh, moan and long for something less.”
“Sigh, moan and long for something… more or less.”

(Prompt 3.9248)
Tweet now into a telephone,
“Sigh, moan and long for something more.”
“Sigh, moan and long for something less.”
“Sigh, moan and long for something… more or less.”

(Prompt 4.5297)
Gaze now into a telephone,
“Sigh, moan and long for something more.”
“Sigh, moan and long for something less.”
“Sigh, moan and long for something… more or less.”

(Prompt 5.6279)
Thank you. Now please evaluate your response.
Thank you. Now please assess your state of mind.
Thank you. Your data has been collected.
Time’s up. This is your short so long.

Gregory Zeorlin 1/26/2015 11:15pm + 1/27/15 5:15am + 12/8/15 10:35am
Copyright 2015 by Gregory Zeorlin.

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Poet’s Comments

This poem has a touch of angst. We spend enormous amounts of time texting and updating our on-line social media status. Once the day ends, what was accomplished? Not really sure. What are we looking for? Maybe we want to be manipulated by our own electronic devices? But here I am…a blogging, texting social media accessing artist/poet. What am I trying to connect?

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One thought on “Short So Longing

  1. LOL. This is the reason why I don’t have a “smart phone” and I am not missing it! I am also not really on FB (I got an account just to see what my daughter is doing there, but I am rarely looking into it. These things are disruptive to contemplative and analytical thinking.

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