Old News

Composed 8/28/17
Description: Inspired by life and today’s Daily Prompt: 

I get new things
When they’re old news
Technology, trends six months overdue
Modern marvels are standard fare
Before I dare
To roll the dice or break the ice

Harry Potter, Game of Thrones,
Cell phones, smart phones,
Weezer, fidget spinners,
Driving, wearable technology, about a thousand movies,
Facebook, Snapchat, (and all social media at that)

Such things
I resist
In some inbred dislike of popularity
A posh, misguided judgment stemming
From an unjustified sense of superiority

But in the end my resistance snaps like a rubber band
I can’t resist the magnetic pull
And I dive in
Late to the party
A Starbucks carrying straggler to destiny
That I actually end up enjoying

Lord knows this habit will one day be deadly
High tech gas masks that are #trending
Will send me out to the wilderness waiting
For radiation to take its toll
And pride to eat away my soul


In the End

Composed 10/11/16
Description: Sometimes a phrase that pops into your head (combined with a little Daily Prompt inspiration) can take you on a wild, sudden poetic journey. At least that’s what happened today.

I could drizzle a drop of drowsy desire
Down my lips and fingertips
Or simply spin secret syllables
That make fading scenes seem succulent
I could be a rule breaker and rip your bones
With off-beat wit and widespread appeal
So easily I could play commentator and
Collect comments from copious controversy
Perhaps I could pervert and present my life
With embarrassing exaggeration that inspires engrossment
Or perhaps
I can let my mind make up words
My eyes see and skin sense
Let my hands record emotion on the page
Whatever it may be
I could mimic and make friends
I could have your love and fascination
But in the end I feel best
Being original
Being me