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New Technology

You suggested I order the Blackberry Bold.
(Bold choices had never been my forte.)
I trusted your judgement,
Deferred to your greater experience,
(Subsequently I learned that was not so great)
And picked it out.

At first I liked how it felt in my hand
And the way the camera lens captured images.
It seemed easy and transparent,
Which was a pleasant surprise.
Before I knew it I got comfortable
And trusted it to keep me organized and together.

Therein lies my mistake:
Never trust a new technology.
The Bold was a moody little device --
It shut down at the strangest times.
And it shut me down in consequence.

So I wrote you a note of gratitude:
"Thanks for making my choice so easy. 
I hate indecisiveness. 
It's such an unattractive quality."
I lied to you, salvaged the former device,
And deleted you from my contacts.

Messaging takes more time now.
I've slowed outgoing communications
Generally speaking.
Still, it seems I have all I need to get by.
Perhaps I always did.

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  1. Date: 5/1/2009 4:25:00 AM
    Irene! good to see you!! I love this poem!! same theme read my (if time permits!) "handheld god" poem....about watching people n the skyway in Minneapolis all walk around with their heads down and obeying their blackberries!! it's hillarious!!!! no one says hi any more!!! buncha humanbots!!! I still remember your great concrete 'querulous shoe'!! Jim