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2018 Best New Talent - Short and Sweet Festival Sydney
2014 Pushcart Prize nominee. (more)

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Some things remain the same



New is one model, not better


The things we get used to
Like an actual conversation interrupted
To check the phone
A text takes precedence
Over interaction of face to face
Where constant communication
Is the only way.

When a movie takes far too long
Even ten minutes is an eternity
Where space for thought is erased
And things are missed
Like appointments
And tasks
And homework
There is no time to recall
If the brain is consistently occupied.

When close friends
Never without a texting word
Finally sit by side
And remain on the phone
In silence
Something meaningful is lost.

When schedules are shaken
Incompetency takes over.

When head space is non-existent
Then development is lax.

When addiction takes hold
Self-control is no more.

Immediacy comes at a price
If only they could comprehend
That no matter how the delivery
A true message
Merely takes few words.