On a train journey from York to Durham the amount of activity and chatter from people using various devices got me thinking, the poem Devices on a Train is the result – hope you like – please feel free to comment.
laptop, notepad, smart phone
beep, flicker, connect and drone
machines on people’s laps
many little taps
linking to contacts by email and text
looking at messages and selecting the next
constant sound of ring tones
of blackberries and i-phones
the journey has changed from a time before
connecting to others, now at the fore.