When the lights go out

Because we stare at too many screens

and not enough candles.

Because we stare at too many screens

and not enough trees.

Because we stare at too many screens

and not enough faces.

Because we stare at too many screens

and not enough sky.

Because we’re waiting for the perfect excuse

to do something we know we shouldn’t.

Because we have gathered here today

to join in Holy matrimony,

man and device;

With this yearly contract I thee wed.

You may now purchase a screen protector

And a designer phone case,

live happily ever after until the next update.

Because we stare at too many screens

and not enough at one another.

Because we stare at too many screens

and not enough within.

When the lights go out

which of us will win?

When the lights go out

how much longer can we hold it all in?

-ZG Daniel

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