Nighttime Chimes

My tablet dings when it brings

news of things

news of a world of human beings:


12 dead — shot in a preschool

A car bomb kills seven in Pakistan 

A woman’s been abducted in Austin


My grandma—she’s all about that ‘Puter—and now,

at 86, the filters are off and forwards come flying


Hillary Clinton – Exposed!

Obama’s Real Birth Certificate

Seven Pictures of Adorable Baby Animals


Meanwhile, the apps I’ve forgotten about

beg me to come back


General, your army needs you—free coins available now!

Your house value has increased!  Login to see how much you’re worth.

You have a new LinkedIn connection—check out Heather’s profile!


So much stuff under glass

happening in a flash—a whir—a millisecond

Meanwhile I lie still waiting for the next faithful chime




Then the night is done—I missed my REM

I forgot to dream

A world of chemicals and emotions and distant memories

This world without glass—it will never be


If only I’d been reminded—

if only there’d been a notification

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