Tag: Lonliness

Silent Friends ghost in the ether of plasma screens

Silent Friends ghost in the ether of plasma screens; when the phone line breaks down, ‘send a report online’. The silence fills the space where human contact once was. I see a vast ocean of silent friends coming, friends that only come when you turn the electricity on. The TV box tries to break that unholy silence but, the only…

How vainly I have striven.

The Soldier The door awaits a knock; I am now alone in this 12 by 11 foot room. I faced the enemy walking into rapid fire on Flanders fields, shrapnel in my bone reminds me, but now I face the enemy of loneliness, a desolation where I feel the need to shake coffins. Family and friends look out at me…