A Poem // I'm Not Available All The Time

15 May 2016


It's not that I don't like you
It's not that I don't care
Just sometimes when there's too much life
I can't always be there

I'm not available all the time
There's too much life to live
Even though I always hear the chime
I just can't always give

You assume I’m on the other side

But actually I need to hide

I spend so much time on my phone
I rarely get to be alone



It won't let me complete a thought
My wrists and fingers feel so distraught
Not to mention my brain and heart and soul
Releasing my phone is a big time goal

But what if I miss a crucial call
What if there's a sale on at the local mall?
What if I have to think about myself?
And how I constantly neglect my health?

By picking up every time it rings
By feeling important with each little ping
By sleeping with it curled up at night
Life without it causes me deep fright



I need my phone - it's part of me!
Though it didn't exist in '93
And that year we all did effin fine
And the next one too, it was quite divine

We set up dates and were on time
We listened to each other; it was sublime
We looked at each other when we spoke out loud
We weren’t so caught up in The Cloud


And now the Techlightenment is right here
They sucked us in, we got the fear
That more and more and more we need?
It's the result of society's power and greed.


An iPhone 6, but you have a 5?
Are you telling me my phone's a dive?
It works just fine - I can do it all
Order anything or make a call

Let my phone control what it is I do?
I'm a grown up now - I have a clue
I'm not available all the time
I live my life based on my mind

I can choose to put it down sometimes
When the days been long and I spit my rhymes
When I feel like I haven't stopped in years
When my phone is the one who shares my fears


And so the next time you hear that ping

Before you jump to catch that ring

Remember you’re the one in charge

So free yourself and just recharge


I'm not available all the time

So let me live - I'm in my prime!



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