Over the past weekend, I took Friday off work and “unplugged” myself from nearly all my electronics (except my phone, which I barely used) until Monday night. So four days and four nights (if including Thursday night) without e-mail, social media, blogging, websites, etc. As a person constantly immersed in media, it felt liberating to pull the plug.
For this week’s prompt, write an unplugged poem. The plug could be attached to computers, but maybe it’s a metaphor for relationships that need the plug pulled. Or a phase of your life. Or a way of thinking. Or a toaster. Just a toaster.
Here’s my attempt at an unplugged poem:
smaller world more connected
& separated by screens
dashboard avatar updates
tweet the world electronic
i sit with wife & children
eat cookies n cream ice cream
on chocolate waffle cone
covered in rainbow sprinkles
we feed goats watch the sun set
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More poetic posts await:
- Deborah Hauser: Poet Interview. (Author of Ennui talks about poetic process)
- WD Poetic Form Challenge: Senryu. (Entries accepted until May 31)
- Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 220. (Last week’s poetry prompt)