Thursday, May 14, 2009

Thursday, May 14, 2009: On the Street…At the Café, Paris

Why The Matrix is Appealing

To plug into the world, this café, for instance,
As if it were technology.
The chocolate croissant and coffee love you back. Their sole
Purpose is to give you pleasure.
The menu beckons should you want more. Its luster
Invites touch, your hedonistic
Gaze. When you set it down, the print and prices fade.
They are unnecessary. For you,
As are the noise and numbers of this life, this living.
Since there is no other option, I often
See hands unpocket tiny phones, unravel white
Wires, with purpose, desperation,
And talk or listen immediately, furtively.

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