Max Reif

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I've resisted the intrusion
of technology into my life —
more than some,
not as much as others,

but this morning,
getting out of my car

while juggling a cellphone,
a digital camera
and a new, stiletto car key,

as another, dead cellphone
bulged against my pocket

and my laptop weighed me down
in the bag hanging
from my shoulder,

I realized that I've lost.

Submitted: Saturday, July 01, 2006
Edited: Thursday, August 12, 2010

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  • Linda Ori (7/1/2006 11:18:00 PM)

    You know what they say about technology surpassing man's ability to comprehend--GAME OVER! So as long as you know what you're doing, I quess that's OK. lol! Just make sure the batteries aren't dead! Excellent write!
    Linda (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Daly (7/1/2006 1:33:00 PM)

    Nice put together Max. The narrative is wonderful; flowing well to a punch line. (Report) Reply

  • Poetry Hound (7/1/2006 1:03:00 PM)

    Tell you what, you need some consolation. Why don't you sit right down in this easy chair and let my robot bring you a banana daquiri? (Report) Reply

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