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Back to Facebook

Back to the quick look

The page click

The photo like

The comment tick

The hidden snipe.

Why are we all on these things —

The screens of a world unknown?

Look around you

Life has found you

There’s nature outside your home.

There’s fresh air to be savoured

and rain to soak your skin,

There are real people to talk to:

her, them, me...

and him.

Don’t be afraid of a physical connection,

of holding hand or cheek,

of hearing real voices

or making real choices

and knowing the person to whom you speak.

We’re not a bunch of numbers

Or coded data apps

We’re humans

And we need more warmth

than from laptops on our laps.

So ask a friend to meet you

for a walk or talk or drink;

shake hands with a stranger

or, just put down your phone… and think.