Pocket Pleasure Poem About Being Addicted to Your Phone and Technology Every time I turn you on and wake you from your technological slumber, I feel your curses swimming through my mind - electrical impulses gripping me without consent. And then I hate my neediness. Hate my discontent, unable to sit alone in the silence without your warm glow, without your unending hits of dopamine. I'm addicted to a hooker personally on call for me 24/7. Who's ready and willing to meet my every need. Who's ready to stroke my ego on demand. Who's ready to enrage me with the news. Who conceals my flaws and accentuates my strengths. Who vindicates me in the face of enemies. Who lets me ride the tide of emotions on repeat. Who never asks me for my money. Only my time. Justin Farley
Sweet Utopia The sounds of motorcars are noxious to the ears. Fingers convulsing on the steering wheel precede the piercing screams of honks - an abundance of impatience. Where are you going in such a hurry? Is it worth sacrificing peace of mind for seconds of time? Oh, yes I forgot... You've got poisonous news to devour and social media garbage to digest, getting cold on a plate at home. Push the pedal harder. Forget "come to a complete stop". More honks to get that asshole in front of you moving. Don't they know you're starving and have been craving bright screen and mindless scrolling all day? Ignore your kids' greetings at the door. Ha! That's a laugh. They're alone in their rooms, feeding on their own hyper-stimulation, being raised by those lovely YouTube personalities. It's comforting to know they've got such nice boys and girls to keep them company. How'd you get so lucky to have such quiet kids, numbed in addiction-fulfilled stupor? Shit. Where did the time go? Looks like another night of little sleep and a yawn-filled morning. It's a good thing you saved that time racing home from work or you'd really be behind. What a wonderful utopia we've created. Poem by Justin Farley
Hello, everyone! I have recently published my first chapbook of Christian poems titled “A Voice in the Wilderness – A Chapbook of Poems about God”. This has been developed and polished over the past six months or so. I am happy with the final product and hope you find encouragement in the poems but also a validation that the spiritual life is not all sunshine and rainbows. We all struggle. We all have periods of questions and/or doubt. But it is the yearning that keeps us coming back for more and allows us to experience joy.
You can purchase either on Amazon or on my own bookstore (it is cheaper and has free shipping on my store) and is available on the Kindle and in paperback.
Amazon: Kindle Paperback
Inkspiration Books (my bookstore): Paperback
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