10-minute writing exercise - 11/18/13
These days, it’s all about acquisition.
but I’m not concerned with acquiring,
if what I acquire I can’t retain.
So let me tell you that these past 72 hours,
I held onto my phone much tighter than usual,
as if gripping it tight could keep me close to you.
And it’s at night, on evenings when we don’t even talk,
that I wonder if restraint comes to you much easier
than it comes to me,
because I almost text you at least a dozen times,
only to delete,
and I wonder if you see the dots of my almost interaction.
But it can’t be,
if you’re as disciplined as you claim.
And every time I type into the palm of my hand,
and look at the screen for a reply back,
in these minutes which feel like hours,
I wonder why the technology that connects us all together
has effectively forced us further apart,
to where we hesitate,
to where we hesitate…to even speak to the people we want to love the most.
And that’s just it: it’s America.
We only want what we don’t already have.
So we’re left wanting to love in this want of love.
I suppose we have us an American Love.