Wallace Dean LaBenne

Cell Phones

Professor, therapist, author and poet.

Cell phones are pandemic, intruding in our lives.
They're in the malls, on the streets,
in theaters and dives.

Much of the inattention, root cause of accidents,
is traced to mindless driving
and cell phone incidents.

People speak to those unseen in vacuums, audible.
Unaware of the surrounds
they remain culpable.

Overheard conversation is ineluctable.
Private matters are voiced in
constant cell phone babble.

Cell phones are ubiquitous and inescapable.
Claptrap wireless chatter
appears unshakable.

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