Little, Square Box

The little, square, box with the number buttons and flashing lights screams at me.

It breaks the morning’s stillness with is harsh tone.

“Hello, how may I help you…”

Words now blasting out of the speaker I hold clenched.

The little, square, box tries to tell me what to do.
If I follow through with the instruction I’ve just received,

Many people will be unable to move forward.
Many will be stranded.

Other little, square boxes will awaken:

Screaming,
Howling,
Chirping,
Wailing!

The chain reaction will begin.
I must choose
how to react…

Do I rely on experiences from the past?
Or, do I blaze a new cognitive path?
Create new synaptic links…

Play or pass?
Decide or stand by?

Make impact?

Or watch the house of cards
sway in the breeze…

Little, Square Box

Dwayne Boyd

Worcester, United States

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