Radio abyss

The fingers are deft in motion
The buttons chime in rhythm
Everything is in place
The reply has been sent
Concerns have been assuaged

But you’re still here
Attached and seen with chair and table
Book, book and spectacle
And the only trip worth taking now
Is to the stationery store

So staple paper to paper
Circle important words with ink
Erase mistakes, stupid and wise
Flag lines with coloured paper
Embolden, italicise and highlight

And when that song comes on the radio
Remember to walk within the chasm
Stroll endlessly through the hidden cache
For then you will want to run, run away
Till you find home again



The title of this post has been borrowed from a line in the song “Angela” by The Lumineers.