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People at Yellow Lights Scrolling
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Published: Wed Apr 15 2020
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People at Yellow Lights Scrolling

people walking downstairs tapping   people
opening doors clicking   people on toilets scrolling

clicking my witching rod   pining
for escape   people crossing streets tapping

people watching kids climbing   clicking people
my pocket-sized trap door   what I

touch most in a day   if everyone does it it’s okay
my fingers skitter like wings over five-inch screens

jitter patterns through minutes   I used to
pick up my head   look around

the sprawl is inside me now
people in meetings   scrolling   frowning

people weed-wacking   clicking   people
jogging   tapping   A guy who used to work

for Facebook tells me They know exactly how to
hook you   Don’t feel bad about being addicted   So I shouldn’t

feel guilty for texting when my friend is telling
me a story   when my kids are yelling for help

when the light is yellow   people
at stoves tapping people on bikes scrolling

scrolling   people kissing   clicking people
clicking   scrolling   people tapping

clicking   people   I just have to check this one thing
scrolling   clicking scrolling   people

My son tells me how he ends his bad dreams: I blink

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