Dogs 2013

CELL TOWER OF BABEL
(2/11/13)


the accusations
and denials
are opened
and replied
all afternoon

texts
posts
and emails

no time
for human
contact

no time
for even
a phone
call

outdated modes
of communication
too time consuming

too fraught
with social
bravery

elevated
anger
and frustration
become palpable
with each
new send

meanings
missed

denigrations
divined

they
have reached
their breaking
points

sensibilities
incensed
they finally converge
upon
the same room

after
a few minutes
face to face
all misunderstandings
are resolved

laughter
is realized

the matter
now moot
they each
wonder how
their day off
passed
so quickly

they scatter
to the electromagnetic
ether
to confuse
conversations
anew