Poemdog

Dogs 2019

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(7/1/19)


I bought
a new
phone

a "smart"
phone

or at least
a GED phone
for geriatrics

so that
I could keep
up
with our
business's presence
in the world
of mobile
devices

other
than that

I plan
to use it
just as I did
my old
flip phone

calls

a few
texts

maybe
I'll use
the maps
feature
some day

but somehow

this electronic
little brother

knew
where I had
lunch
yesterday

even
wanted to know
my impressions
of the fare

of the ambiance

the Mexican
food place
was OK

but I am
not a fan
of the app

so I spent
ten minutes
perusing
the various privacy
settings

refusing
access
to my locations

access
to my
me

by those
in The
Cloud

useless
probably

my credit
card company
has known my
habits
for years

there are
cameras
on

cameras
in
every building
these days

on

maybe in

every
person

we are
a watched
society

the narcissists
rejoice

the rest
of us
avert
our eyes

avoid
the viewing
angles

living
the lives
of technological
fugitives

only wanting
to make
our rounds
in relative
anonymity

to retain
a bit
of mystery
when we think
that we are
alone