Ode to a Phone

Thou dost live many thousand lives in one,
A collection of all things Mary me.

Contacts, numbers, pictures, texts, more history
Saved to the phone and not the sim card, all gone.

Dead you are and unable to revive,
Inaccessible even to the pros.
Tried and tired, attach here, plug in there
No life! No beat of the electric pulse.

What futile effort? Total frustration.
All is lost but the cost of renewal.


So, I know I’ve blogged about my phone before, and I could see where you might think I have a problem, but really, this is different. It’s one thing to forget it at home but know it will still be there when I return, filled with everything I need to survive.
It’s another to hold it in my hand–the dead, lifeless, flat-screened useless piece of discard.


It’s all gone.
I will have to upload, download, sign up, register, enter (remember!) passwords, etc…

If you care to be reconciled through my new phone, please TEXT ME (same number) YOUR NAME  so I can add you to my contacts, on the sim card, not my phone.

Thank you.


About Mary Fran Says

I am an artist, crafter, designer and writer. I enjoy working with mixed media-- applying visual and tactile manipulations to telling a story. Not a lot of market for that, though, :), so I'm focusing on short story submissions and novel completions. Yes, plural. Lots of beginnings, too many ideas, not enough focus.
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1 Response to Ode to a Phone

  1. Roy Powell says:

    Consider making your next phone an iPhone. On an iPhone you can choose, in settings, to auto backup to iCloud, and then whatever happens to your phone ALL your data will be saved on Apple’s encrypted servers, and will be there waiting to download to your replacement iPhone with the press on a button. Your your new iPhone will look exactly as it did before—all your apps, photos, contacts, music, podcasts, files, everything, even your settings and preferences, just as it was before, My wife, after accidentally dropping her second Samsung phone in the toilet, and losing all her data, finally switched to iPhone, and has never looked back.

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