What Did We Do Before the Cell Phone

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