Thursday, April 23, 2015

April 23


No one glances around. No eyes meet
across the crowded room. All attention tethered
to irresistible screens. Every sharp arrow of focus ends
in a smooth glowing wall across which swim and flash
endless images. Phones, televisions, tablets
and on the end of the bar, the Megatouch machine
with its touchscreen matching games
and hidden picture games
and puzzles hosted by animated sexy women
and leering monkeys. A gloved cartoon hand
hovers over each scene.
You control it using your own finger,
your one physical contact with the world
sliding and swiping and poking
that sensitive yet impassive mirror

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