Tap, tap, tap, your phone’s keyboard is loud.

Swipe, up and down, fingers moving.

Left and right, eyes moving.

Addicted to communication.

As we always have been.

Pen on paper, feathers and brushes.

We write words to attract, send photos to show.

People lament the modern times.

Since Gilgamesh the days of old were the better ones.

Bring back past glory, miss the shining future.

Always scared, we will be seen, heard, read.

Always worried, we won’t be.

Touching even to communicate.

Killing out loneliness.

People, time and animals.

Loneliness, too, is addictive.