Unable to Connect

(From Living Poetry’s Monday Poetry Prompt. Today’s was a Visual Prompt.)

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Unable to Connect

I dropped my phone—
well— more like threw
it to the pavement—
by accident.

I can’t check email,
no more blinky text alerts,
it doesn’t chime or sing
when someone calls—

not that anyone called
besides scammers and salesmen.
I am untethered
from the 21st century,

floating away, high above the country,
finally seeing the big picture.


About Bartholomew Barker

Bartholomew Barker is one of the organizers of Living Poetry, a collection of poets and poetry lovers in the Triangle region of North Carolina. Born and raised in Ohio, studied in Chicago, he worked in Connecticut for nearly twenty years before moving to Hillsborough where he makes money as a computer programmer to fund his poetry habit.
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8 Responses to Unable to Connect

  1. Cassa Bassa says:

    I quite like this one, it amplifies the modern isolation through technology.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. JeanMarie says:

    Love the throw line.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Lisa Tomey says:

    by accident… says a lot. Nicely done.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Saying much in the things you leave out, and a great last line, that’s a mark of a great Poem! This is a great poem indeed …

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