Safely tucked in my pocket
Warm and safe from sight
Lies the device.
I haven’t used it for a while now,
Even though the unit keeps shocking my heart
As if some action should take place.
But I would rather just listen.
So gradually the emails start rolling in
Even voice mails, if anyone knows what they are any more.
Filling the device to overflow.
Soon I won’t be able to hear any more gossip at all,
Unless I do something.
Perhaps I should turn it off,
Or even destroy it,
Tuning out the channel.