I wrote this poem about people who are more tuned in to their electronic devices than to the human beings who are right in front of them.




Eyes far away, glazing

Attention diverted to

Electronic “friends”

Devices to escape

Your reality

Even when it’s right

In front of you

Breathing, talking

Alive and responding


In front of you

Never really hearing

Not really seeing

Eyes retreating,

Losing Concentration

diverted to something else

Designed to quicken


Hindering ours

Gasping for air

Swallowing us in solitude

Even when we’re together


Especially when

We’re together…

you’re tuned out


About Everything All At Once

I have been an educator and wife for over 30 years. As a mother of two with dogs and a busy household, I am trying to hold everything together, all at once, as the blog title implies. These are my thoughts as we exit 2017 and move into the future.

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