#Uploadingnature Poem 4
For a moment gravity failed and many animals, plants and earthly objects fell from the planets surface and their bodies spread apart into the sky to create the constellations. The stillness of the forest has been forgotten: walking along a river in hushed conversation with a lover is no longer valued instead everyone wants to connect to everyone While walking along the freeway I yell out to the terse drivers inching forward, isolated, eyes fixated on the bumper of the car infront of them, jaws flapping as they scream into their earphones I'm struggling to know with whom they're communicating What is so important to forgo the present moment? Sit at the computer and claw at the keyboard Bang head against the enter cursor Lick OKCupid images Pour vodka over facebook invites The party is in the "whose going" feed Obviously we've all gone.
Stephen Boyer is the author of Parasite (2013), Ghosts (2010), and was a lead compiler of the Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology. Currently they’re diligently working on a series of nature-related poems. Their work can be found online, in many zines and an assortment of publications.