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Missing My Slider Phone

And so it goes
that with the advancement
of technologies, what I lose
is missed so quickly until
it gets in the way of me
fully enjoying my new bells and whistles…
But only for a little bit.

© 2014 Shari Lynne Smothers

BACKSTORY: Technological advances seem to do away with the things I like the best. In this case it was my full keyboard that didn’t swallow my screen.

The Vindication of Heresy

Many years ago, I learned of a man
under mental care.
Among other things,
he believed people should be able
to talk through the air
like Star Trek characters
through their nifty com links.

I wonder now, if he’s still on this earth,
what he must think
of his indictment for thinking
of what is now considered
fairly old news since
we’ve talked using
blue tooth ear pieces for years.
We write with our fingers
on many smart phones,
and most recently on iPads
that remind me a great deal of
Yeoman Janice’s device
to deliver her reports to Captain Kirk
if memory serves me correctly.

And I do wonder, too,
when I look at the companies
and finances in play and
the frenzied welcome
of anything thought innovation,
what would this man be
working on by now
having had our earlier ideas
decades before
even cell phones were accepted.

© 2010 Shari Lynne Smothers

This poem is for the napowrimo prompt #29, front page news Visit the post to see the details of this prompt.