“Electricity,” a poem by Angela L., perfectly captures the lethargic feeling of summer while also detailing the turmoil of our electrified society. Her use of adjectives created an image of aimless summer wandering; her contrast of past and present was stunningly provocative.
I loved this poem because it perfectly explained how people today decide to spend their time indoors on phones and other electronic devices instead of enjoying the outdoors. “Now... we remember the perfect temperature of the system,” Angela writes. “Rather than the hot, sticky days / popsicles dripping sticky lines down our chins.” Although it is perhaps easier to ignore this problem, Angela’s poem causes much-needed discussion that makes it impossible to dream of summer days.