My right hand has a callus where
I hold my iPhone when I read
or type. I’m losing feeling on
my thumb tip where I tap the bare
small screen. My left hand learned to feed
my mouth while I still grip the phone.
My wrist has carpel tunnel pain–
I’m on-line more than off. I reach
inside my pocket more each day
for phone than wallet or a coin,
a penknife, or a handkerchief.
On-line Scrabble is all I play…
Are FaceBook friends my only friends?
Am I alone with just my phone?
– Steve Shoemaker, Urbana, IL, Feb. 10, 2014