Who’s Texting Who. A Poem by Blanca Alicia Garza

We live in such a strange
and unkind world.
Where you can stand
beside a thousand people
but feel completely invisible.
Where a cold shiny screen
can make you feel close to
those who are far away,
but make you feel far away
to those who are closer.
Where conversation turns
into text, relationships are
just a status and friendship
a rivalry.
Where we live to work
and not work to live.
Where people are like zombies
staring at their phones and
completely ignoring all that
happens around them.
Where you can take a picture of
food while ignoring an image
of a starving child.
Where Family turns into strangers
and strangers into family.
This world is falling apart
under our own feet
Full of hatred but empty of love.
Welcome to the 21st Century,
where technology has
surpassed humanity.
(Initially published on Tuck Magazine)

Bio: Blanca Alicia Garza is from Las Vegas, Nevada. She is a nature and animal lover, and enjoys spending time writing. Some of her poems are published in the Poetry Anthology, “Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze”, now available at Amazon.com. Blanca’s published work can be viewed at The Poet Community, Whispers, The Winamop Journal, Indiana Voice Journal, Tuck Magazine, Scarlet Leaf Review as well as Birdsong Anthology 2016, Vol 1.

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