by Kyle Heger

What would become
of you if that buzzing
little box were taken
from your hands?
Would your thumbs
go crazy, beating a
senseless tattoo on
their own, or would
they simply pine away
to nothing and drop
off? Where would
your eyes focus?
Would you contract
nystagmus or go all
Gloucester on us?
I don’t even want
to think about what
might happen to your
ears, your mouth, your
mind itself. What
toll might obsolescence
take on them? I fear
that you would end up
combusting into a
pile of ashes right
before me, all for lack
of a cell phone.


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