I follow you on insta, snapchat and twitter
Of your Facebook page I'm a regular visitor
Often I finger the charged screen in my lap
And feel tiny tingling shocks at every tap
Over and 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 call on skype
I download my email with zeal and intent
For the haiku of love you might have sent
If the phone 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 stay cool n sober!
There is the cafe! I rush in for its wifi
And lo! I see you buying tea and apple pie!
Your dark brown hair sparkles, flows free
"Hi" I cry, you turn and notice my entry
Dark red lips part and play their magic
And smile at me unlike any Facebook pic
Arms open ever so slightly, eyes beckon
I drop the gadget, let it fall break even
I dash and we connect as my heart pulsates
And I drown happily in a flood of updates
1. Darshan is a Sanskrit word meaning “seeing, meeting someone - especially someone with superior qualities”.
Abhay B. Joshi