It has been an hour

Since I have been

Mindlessly scrolling,

Hurriedly swiping away

One grey photo after another

When I am suddenly hit

With a realisation

That brings me to my knees-

There are only a few photos

In my phone’s camera roll

In which my own face

Can be fully seen,

They feel so out of place,

But I better not press delete,

For there are times when I

Forget that I am here

And I can use a proof

Of my existence-

Even a virtual one would do.


“It is good to be a cynic β€” it is better to be a contented cat β€” and it is best not to exist at all.”
H.P. Lovecraft

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      1. You are welcome! An external SSD (solid state drive) doesn’t cost much, all you need are the proper cables to connect it to your laptop if that is what you use.

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  1. I can really identify with this poem, Aaysid. I spend far too long mindlessly scrolling through my phone, too. Like you, I have very few photos of myself on there. The ones I do have, I don’t like very much and I do delete quite a lot of the ones that I find. I’m very self-critical. As for forgetting that I exist, I think, for me, that would be welcome at the moment, mainly because I’m having such a tough time lately. However, I know it won’t always be this way. Anyway, I love your poem and I am glad we’ve ‘met’ through WP. I’m looking forward to reading more of your work. Take care … Ellie x

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