I follow you on instagram, snapchat and twitter
Of your Facebook page I'm a regular visitor
Oft I finger the capacitive screen in my lap
And feel tiny tingling shocks at every tap
Over and over again I send you text messages
Adorned with emoticons and silly adages
I wait anxiously for the gadget to beep
Hailing arrival of a text or a call on skype
I click "download email" with eager intent
For the haiku of love you might have sent
The smartphone sleeps; I rub and wake it astir
Surely an update is just around the router?
As I drive to work glancing at the phone
In panic I see the network bars fade to none
Your pixelated face on the screensaver
Is just what I need to keep cool n sober!
Comes the coffee shop! I rush in for its wifi
And lo! There you are buying tea and apple pie!
Your dark brown hair sparkles, flows free
"Hi" I cry, you turn around, notice my entry
Dark red lips part and play their magic
And smile at me unlike any Facebook pic
Your arms open ever so slightly and beckon
I let go the gadget, it falls, beeps, vibrates
I dash ahead to connect with you
And drown myself in a flood of updates!
1. Darshan is a Sanskrit word meaning “seeing, meeting someone - especially someone with superior qualities”.
Abhay B. Joshi