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The quarters rolled into the slot
and disappeared
again and again
until my once laden pockets were empty
and my obsession was temporarily satiated
at the cost of an hours work
when two bits was worth
a bit more.
Pac-Man and Space Invaders and Asteroids stood
where Pong once ruled,
but then we played in a dark corner
faces lit with the images,
muscles tensed with the audio reverb -
hidden out of view
ignoring no one but the room.
But now lit faces are everywhere,
Angry Birds and Words With Friends
and they are free 
but are they really -
at the cost of ignoring everyone

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  1. Date: 7/27/2013 5:35:00 PM
    Also dropping by to say hello to one of my favorite poets. :) This is outstanding, as usual!

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 4:40:00 PM
    Dropping by to say hello

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 5:18:00 AM
    Powerful thoughts here Craig.Its nice to see this very same topic on my mind at times through your very eyes in a different perspective.

  1. Date: 7/26/2013 7:17:00 AM
    well penned time needed message, You are talking about arcade games. Right! I see this as a time and money gobbled monster. True it gives pleasure to young and old. but your valued time is eaten up for nothing good poem well done!

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 12:54:00 PM
    I don t know if i got the message..but nowadays these computers laptops pc s technology are stealing are freedom and precious time to be in the real world.Do.i get it ? I used to play pac man..brought me a smile : ) Powerful thoughts penned .Glad you posted something new.

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 11:39:00 AM
    Same as with poetry and PoetrySoup, I should say. Once I'm engrossed in reading and commenting, nothing and noone else matter. Lovely poem, Craig. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 7:41:00 AM
    This is so good and I can relate. Galaga was my game of choice. Have a great day Craig.