Poetry: Disconnected

25th Apr 2014

Disconnected

 

Behind the wheel

Revving, accelerating, steering steel

Doors barred, windows sealed

Nature, rhythm, beauty – remote, concealed

Automated reflexes, door-to-door routine

Merging as one, self and machine

 

Fully-equipped, high-tech home

Gadget-cluttered, gadget-controlled

Over-stocked with amenities, comforts,

Diversions, sensory overload

Minimising any inclination to venture outdoors

 

So I slouch, sedentary

Eyes glazed, glued

To smart-phone, tablet, kindle, tube

Barely breathing, vegetating, hibernating

Tapping, clicking, endlessly uploading, updating

Vacant heart, numbed soul

Uninspired, insipid, cold

 

Isolated from nature’s poetry,

Beauty, freedom, divinity

Desensitised, dehumanised

I am a lemming of modernity

Fatema Valji

 

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