Sunday, 30 August 2009

Love is Natural by Steve Kissing

Even at campgrounds with lakes,
Swimming pools and hiking trails,

Some teens would still rather just sit
And stare at the tiny, lit screens

Above their thumbs, texting their
Girlfriends and boyfriends back home.

Come nighttime, though, even the most
Hardened of these kids will put down

Their phones and join in the hunt
For lightning bugs blinking in the air,

Sending text messages of sorts to
Hopeful lovers waiting in the grass.

Steve Kissing, OH, USA


Crafty Green Poet said...

By day, Steve is a Creative Director at a highly regarded advertising agency called Barefoot Proximity (

Karen said...

Very nice movement from the lit screens to the lightning bugs and the connections between messages.