Power Down

The lines came down

The lights went out

All media stopped

A “no power” rout

People sat and stared

At empty hands

At blank screen

For there was-

Nothing there

No twitter, facebook or TV

“My Gods” they cried

“You have deserted me”

They had to talk

To meet and greet

Other people

It was quite a feat

Until it happened

The power returned

And once again

The silence reigned

As people to their screens

Returned again

The electronic world

The scourge of our time

Behind which people hide

Where human contact is denied