LED lights getting brighter. God
my eyeballs hurt.
Dyson dryers far too loud.
How fast do you need
to dry your hands? Slow down.
It seems like all the world wants more.
And wants it now.
More power. Turn it up. Make it
Till we drown.
We’re not hardwired for this
hardwired intensity. Not on a daily basis.
Feeling wired is only partly metaphor.
My filter’s tired. My brain is sore.
Input always on. Come on.
Go faster on the hamster wheel.
You’re feeling stressed? Invest in more high tech
solutions. Sorry what? Can’t hear you for the slamming
of my sanity into the wall of sound surround
-ed by a screaming frequency to fry my brain.
My teeth on edge
while yours it seems are getting whiter.
Right that’s it I’ve gone insane.
If you’re wondering where I am
you’ll find I’m hiding in the trees.
©️Janey Colbourne 2018