Poemdog

Dogs 2019

CELL PHONES, SOCIAL MEDIA & SUICIDE
(12/15/19)


we are
more connected
than ever

locally

nationally

worldwide

talking

texting

messaging

skyping
to people
we would have
normally
never have met
in the pre-hi-tech
past

we communicate
with ease

instant access
to more information
than we could
ever process
in our
allotted lives

still
we suffer

we grieve

we long
for something
that is not
so easy

I wonder
at the hermit
monks
of long ago

alone
in the desert

beatific smiles
raised
toward the sky

leaving
perhaps only
cryptic greetings
upon cave
walls

never
to be read
in their
lifetimes