Not friends. Not really.
Acquaintances with a common purpose.
Friendly enough but only to a point.
Don’t get too close.
That’s where the little black gadgets come in.
Unflattering devices, however useful they may be.
We no longer talk to one another.
We turn to our toys instead.
The divide deepens.
We’re losing ourselves, allowing it to happen.
The emperor has no clothes
yet we’re glued to five inch plates of aluminosilicate glass,
focused on nothing, really.
We’re trading our humanity
for screen time,
marching ourselves toward human obsolescence.
Here — take our souls too while you’re at it.