The Beach is for Sissies

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Beep, beep,

Beep, buzz.

His mind is alert

Information driving into his mind with every turn.

A message on Facebook.  A new friend?

Perhaps old?

Has he ever seen this person before?

Whatsapp needs attention.

Cute.

A dog can swim while biting a frisbee.

Snapchatting faces, one blurring into the next.

Bombarded by messages.

Silence?

Not a moment.

People call out

Scream through clogged air waves.

Calling, connecting.

Still, somehow,

He’s never felt so alone.

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Cheers!

Toasting

The atrocities vanish

When she thinks of her hunger

The world all around can startle and crumble

Fall asleep now

While the shadows surround

And the whispers and doom

crowd and confound.

For the strategy is 

To sleep long and deep

And to never wake up

Forever asleep.

The ultimate gain

Of ignoring the trouble

Is to wake up one day

In a great pile of rubble.