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Message Received This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

A bus stop becomes a cell tower.
Caught up in a glowing mesh
Occupied? No –
Look at it like we're afraid to be alone
Look at our hands – the device
The scary abyss of data
Scared to seem alone – distraction
Afraid of no connection. Impersonal
Impersonal touch of the keyboard.
One touch – ping.
Look up to see the world pass you by. But quick.
Shattered – alone but not alone in thought.
Ping – message received.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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shapeshifter56 said...
Sept. 1, 2011 at 9:18 pm
Wow. This is awesome. It's so intense. I completely agree too!
 
Freedom.ThroughPens This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 4, 2011 at 4:01 pm
Glad to hear it - I was hoping I'd have that effect on someone!
 
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