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Sunday, March 24, 2013

#Slice of Life 2013 #24 of 31 Flying through Cyberspace

They arrived monthly
Some in plastic sleeves
Some for the world to see
Waited patiently on bedside stands,
Hoping to be fingered by eager readers.

Serious covers indicated professional journals
Compelling projects, crafts, cooking covered magazines
Curtains, cookies, candy, cookwares, clothes filled catalogs.

Now they fly through cyberspace,
Land on screens hoping to be noticed.
Shorter, smarter, faster, without fanfare.

We scan them on phones, tablets
Catching glimpses of our profession
Our hobbies and our dreams
While gulping coffee
While running the treadmill

Concise, focused.
Emailed, Twitter fed,
Faster and faster
Like the world in which we live.

So much news,
So many ideas,
So me!
Slices, so to speak, of my life! 



Lands' EndSunday's Breakfast Menu
Talbots - Classic clothing including petites and women's sizes, accessories, shoes and more.




8 comments:

elle1955 said...

An interesting noticing and capture of the changing landscape of the information dump we experience daily.

Kristen said...

Information comes in many forms. It can bo so overwhelming and overkill. I have worked hard on limiting my info. intake.

Kristen said...

Information comes in many forms. It can bo so overwhelming and overkill. I have worked hard on limiting my info. intake.

Margaret Simon said...

You poem gets smaller and smaller making it move faster as we seem to do in this world. I do try to carve out some time to read slices. Wish I could read more, though. Such a fun month full of connections and ideas!

Tara @ A Teaching Life said...

Concise, focused.
Emailed, Twitter fed,
Faster and faster
Like the world in which we live.

So true...it's hard to keep up with the speed with which information arrives!

Julie Johnson said...

I found myself reading this poem faster and faster as I went down the page. The information overload is overwhelming sometimes and I work hard to balance it all. I think all of us do. Enjoy your Sunday. Hopefully you're out of the pathway of the snow heading to Ohio.

Catherine said...

I feel the same way! I still have a few print subscriptions, but moved The New Yorker to my Nook. I still don't read as much of it as I'd like, but at least I don't have piles of unread magazines everywhere!

Jaana said...

Loved the poem!
So many forms!
So much information.
Am I enough?