Dogs 2010

iPHONIVERSE
(5/13/10)


finally
a family night
at home

pizza
movie
she
her son
and me

plates
in laps
the opening credits
roll

I hear
a muted clicking
and turn
to see
them both
necks crooked
heads
off the hook
staring
into palmfuls
of printed circuits
and display screens
encased
in plastic

we were
there together
yet I felt
completely
alone

more
than a world
of their own
they were in
some cosmic chasm
of information addiction
and as far
from me
as attentionally
possible

a phone rings
from the big
flat screen
but neither
register
the sound

either
an old film
or a period
piece

much
like me