What did we do before the cell phone?
Shopping, walking, driving, so alone.
How did we manage with thoughts only our own?
All those hours we spent–away from a phone.
Now we can stop all those things that intrude;
Flowers bright and pretty, birdsongs trilling or tasty food.
Friends or family here with us now–our cellphones exclude;
We talk of elsewhere or talk of elsewhen, the present we elude.
© Copyright 2007 by John Maberry