Our Mobiles by Paul Brookes

I am not a silent poet

(inspired by Cath Campbell)

are in the shape
of small graves
for children
who mine the precious
metal inside
that makes them work
and you look
into the screen
to stay connected
but do not see
their gritted lives
as they haul
the valuable
out of the hole
and the world
has never been
so connected
by the small grave
you carry in your pocket.

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