Electronic Vampires

A spark
Leaps across a synapse
Then another
Then another
And another

My arm moves
My hand moves
My fingers tap
Tap, tap-tap, tap
On my phone,
TV remote

Since when has my
Vital electricity
Belonged to these devices?
An IV drip to drop into
A pool of contented oblivation?

I think I will go for a walk
Right after this next video.


3 thoughts on “Electronic Vampires

  1. iWriter

    Awesome! It captures our century + long obsession with vampires, post modernist dependence on electronic devices, and our obsession with media, yet packaged in the historic poetic form that most readers love. Sometimes I welcome a power outage just to return to nature’s voice, beauty, and serenity for a little while. Thanks for sharing!


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