Thursday, November 24, 2011

Slave to the immediate

Red light blinking
Message incoming
The custom nowadays
We read it fast
We get it now

Connected at all times
Not sending a swift reply is a crime
We have become so impatient
Slave to this second
Slave to the immediate

Delayed gratification
Once a fulfilling sensation
A strain to wait a while
Feelings at high speed
Feelings at a risk

All communications
A wave of indignation
The interval is too long
We count the limits
We count every minute

Time is on our side
Technology provides
But what we lose in return
It is timing we force
It is us we coerce