Lament in the Key of 4G
Out here in the Heartland, wind howls
hot across browning grass and concrete and cars.
We lose our voices; lose the sound of words
we use when shouting above the din of our lives.
Nothing provides comfort, so needed here –
this loud life.
So much to remember.
We carry expensive dig-
ital phones to track our appointments,
send our truncated messages in dig-
angelic text, take our calls, give us
direction so we are never lost wherever
we are and wherever we
go we never escape; noise follows footsteps and driving
and spending and
working and working and working.
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