Here, but not really

I look at you
but I don’t see you
My eyes are glazed over
Darting from corner
to corner
Impatiently glancing
at my phone
Expecting a push
notification of
A like, a tweet,
a status update.

I hear you
but I’m not listening
My ears are
tuned into songs
from a faraway land
Interspersed with
dings and trings
that tell me
I have a message

I am with you
but my mind is
somewhere else
with someone
more interesting
more engaging
Someone whom
I haven’t met
at all, or in ages,
Someone who gets me
without my trying.

I enjoy the way we cuddle
in front of the TV
while I revel in
the spotlight
from fellow Tweeters
Facebookers, Instagramers
and chuckle silently
when my point of view
gets retweeted or
liked or scales
the popularity charts.

I cherish our time
Your face glowing
with love
And mine in the
light of my
prized gadget.
We are perfect for
each other.

P.S. Just don’t get a smart phone.

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  4 comments for “Here, but not really

  1. January 6, 2011 at 1:39 am

    Brilliant !! absolutely love it !!
    and so true !
    I can completely relate to that .. I’ve had it happen to me, and I’m pretty sure I’ve done it to others too LOL

  2. January 7, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Very nicely captured. I, for one, can relate to it..though I dont have a smart phone :)

  3. January 19, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Lol…U speak for gen NOW..& so many of the first reply here says..don’t want to be sucked in but hey..there it is

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