sendelay, n., the period of time
between the instant a traffic light
turns green and ‘send’ is pressed
on the phone display of the car
first in line.
I bent the index finger I used to use
to text. Now I have to use my thumbs.
These things don’t happen when I choose
to give what goes and take what comes.
I twisted my finger. Now I use my voice
to dictate to my iPhone which words to text,
which I’m told’s yester’s method of choice
for phoning. Say, what’ll they think of next?
I messed up my finger. What once burned
a second to text now wastes most of five.
Ease off your horn, I know the light’s turned.
What, you’d rather I text while I drive?