iPhone home

Could be verse: poetry ripped from the headlines
By JAMES PARKER  |  July 6, 2007

Lines upon the Multimedia and Internet-enabled Mobile Phone Newly Produced by the Apple Corporation

Lover, I have no need of you. Sweet lover, please be gone, for your pretty face will be erased when I turn my iPhone on.
It pays my bills and combs my spam and self-selects my porn, and I can watch John Stossel while I'm listening to John Zorn.
Lover, my dented mattress, and the warm dent in my heart — these you-shaped absences I feel, now that we’re apart.
But you and hearts and mattresses are from another era — now I watch A Night in Paris while I’m listening to Pantera.
Rattling into Ruggles, creaky Kenmore, dark Back Bay, I Photoshop, I text myself, I blog the blues away, I think of you, my lover, and the fineness of your wrist . . .
And then I listen to the Shins, while watching Schindler’s List.

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