Friday, August 19, 2016
Dueling Phones, 2066
Merritt Dash-Haas silenced his phone
which was a hot brick in his hand,
and blinking RED DAY!
Third time this month, and now with
pictures of people in earthquake and
wars, trudging to whatever will grind
“Not Red LETTER Day?” he laughed.
“Well, I’ll handle whatever! Battle-
But the phone warned he was ill equipped
for such bravery: Blinking 6,7s filled the
“I’m at 6s and 7s? No wonder! Life has kicked
the crap outa me this month.
So I’m to do nothing? Take it! Let it blow over.
Emerge so shaken that I...!”
Mercy-Dell Halloran studied him quizzically.
Soon, their phones magnetized and threw back
She was on the ground when he got hers away
from her and flung it into Coxey’s Pond.
Followed by his.
“Might kill a few fish but...never an emergency
These naive individuals went off with each other.
To God knows what forbidden destination.
Just a perfect capsule detailing the wilfulness
of today’s sexed-up youngsters!