Smart Phone

He could turn it on, but then he’d be connected
to headlines he’d find saddening and beyond
his power to affect. He smiles at ‘power’.
If he turns it on, he can expect new email.
That is how he and his friends remain ‘in touch’
across absences encompassing more years
…’Than what?’ he thinks…than his dog has had hot meals.
He does not have a dog; its bowl is empty.
He turns the phone on, photographs its leash.

4 thoughts on “Smart Phone

  1. I like this one very much, especially love the line — He smiles at ‘power’. And that last line will keep my thinking on into the new year–and I don’t even own a smartphone! Happy New Year and keep on poeming!

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