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Talking to the Air

People talking to themselves
When strolling down the street
At one time were the type of folks
You wouldn’t want to meet.

But ear buds linked to cell phones
Have upended that routine,
For everybody walks and talks
To listeners unseen.

So nowadays, when someone
Is conversing as he struts,
You can’t distinguish who is sane
From one who’s likely nuts.

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  1. Date: 9/5/2013 4:03:00 PM
    This one is a hysterically funny poem. The ending is perfect. I love it.

  1. Date: 9/4/2013 4:07:00 PM
    Good one, Ilene! My problem is I talk to myself all the time and I don't have earbuds or Bluetooth to blame it on. People probably do think I'm nuts! I enjoyed your poem. Love, Kim

  1. Date: 9/4/2013 3:32:00 PM
    This is an exquisit piece ilene. So succinct and cohesive. Bty, I don't have ear buds. :) Also, small i should tell you. Peace. :)

  1. Date: 9/4/2013 3:07:00 PM
    Great stuff Ilene. we all talk to ourselves all day long, but we do it inwardly. love this piece...Peter

  1. Date: 9/4/2013 12:06:00 PM
    lol this is so true Ilene, so true. You made me giggle tonight, really enjoyed it tonight ;)

  1. Date: 9/4/2013 9:15:00 AM
    HAHAHAHAHAHAH! Ilene...Literally...LOL...Literally laughing out LOUD! :) You are amazing! Yes...I've wondered at times....What a day and age we live in! Hugs to you, my dear! Wonderful write!