Sonnet to Digital Silence
Digital silence is disturbing.
How many ways to be reached? A lot.
It’s so far from reassuring.
What’s supposed to be easy is fraught
with complication too far away
to verify the connection sought
out in the first place. So frustrating,
though expected text is what you got.
Unsatisfying and consuming,
a spoiled appetite for no delay
in reply. Do not resent waiting.
Resist the urge to call. Yes, you ought
to hold on to that understanding
of what is real, and of what is not.