"I am hearing poetry when awake, dreaming poetry when asleep, breathing poetry with each breath, I am living in a poem."

Saturday, October 17, 2015

A Chord's (Cord's) Reach

I remember a tether
that held me to a dial
which spun numbers
into connection.

There were no faces
to slip in my pocket
or voices to silence
with abbreviations.

I could roam as far
as a chord’s (cord's) reach,
see the world through
a conversation….

Oh no!

I’ve become
one of those people…
nostalgia bemoaning
the “good old days.”

From the bored stares I receive
I’ve reached the presumptive
age of irrelevance.

I speak a foreign tongue
requiring a google translation.

©Susie Clevenger 2015



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I used the word chord because I was thinking of the sound of a dial..Thanks Susan for pointing out "cord" should also be used. :)

9 comments :

brudberg said...

Ha.. Yes I think we are speaking in tongues every one of us... and I wonder when the smartphones will seem less smart....

Susan said...

Love! The tether and the cord/chord! Now I am drawn to Facebook precisely because of the visuals--but not enough to have a smart phone. You will never be irrelevant. Some of us thrive on the nostalgia.

hedgewitch said...

'the presumptive age of irrelevance..' ha! I think I whizzed into that a while back when I wasn't looking. This perfectly describes something I can remember as if it was yesterday--even if I can't remember much of my actual yesterday. ;_)

Sara McNulty said...

I love the words in this clever piece. The more we age, the farther we can look back!

Sara McNulty said...

Love chord/cord. Clever, well worded poem, Susie. The older we get, the more there is to get nostalgic about!

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Ah yes, 'the presumptive age of irrelevance'! Well, it makes an interesting vantage=point for us if not them. :)

I loved the tips for using the dial phone, and the lady's perfectly applied blusher, just how the women's mags told us to do it back then.

Outlawyer said...

Ha! I think you are plenty relevant and with a lot of connections that you are making all the time. Very cute, Susie. k.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love it. I remember my happiness when I finally bought a very long 20 foot cord, and could wander about as I talked....oh, yes, the good ole days!

Fireblossom said...

But...how do I take a picture with it??? Where on earth did you ever find that video, Susie?! What a trip. And your poem, yeah, I think I'm irrelevant, too. ;-)

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