Penitents on the steps of Santa Maria delle Grazie al Naviglio — Milan 2018

Love me?
Love me not?
Let me count the ways.
Followers, friends,
The thrill of new.
The agony of loss.
Furtive glance down,
a touch, just be sure,
yes, still there.
Gambler’s tells,
of the urgency,
the need.
Desperation in the swipe,
scanning for updates.
All thumbs takes on new meaning.
Each text a cry out,
from seekers,
lost in the maze of connection.
Each an ear affixed
to the tower of babble
beaming out.
Messages from the age of addiction.

Writer, walker, poet, educator. Commercial fisherman, builder, donut maker, organic grower. Boston, U. City, Maine, South Africa, Madrid.

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