SMART PHONES / by Joseph Castorino

 

These little electronic

beasts

have insatiable

app-etites.

 

Like possessive pets,

they feast on my

attention --

they demand that I

stroke them and pet them,

constantly.

 

More and more and

more,

until I’m dazed and confused and

technologically

schmoozed.

 

And then,

when I least expect it,

their sleek semiconductors

swallow my sleepy

soul.