The Nokia in My Nightstand

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The Nokia in My Nightstand

The other day
I charged your phone
It was completely dead
I read your texts
They made me smile
And got inside my head
I searched around
There wasn’t much
Most things had been erased
I tried to find
A piece of you
That I’d perhaps misplaced
Was not your thing
Your scorn wore no disguise
Your selfie seems
To have caught you
Completely by surprise
I lingered on
The thought of you
Then wiped my eyes and sighed
I took the phone
and put it back
Where it’s been since you died.


Submitted: February 03, 2020

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Azure James

that's rough

Mon, February 3rd, 2020 5:31am


Thanks for reading!

Mon, February 3rd, 2020 8:12am


The resigned feel of this poem is very poignant. So close and so infinitely far.

Mon, February 3rd, 2020 4:08pm


Thank you, Adam. The phone belonged to my brother and I still miss him every day.

Mon, February 3rd, 2020 8:12am

Mike S.

Another fine poem, Bobi, and as a tech-challenged guy myself, I can relate

Mon, February 3rd, 2020 5:22pm


Thanks, Mike. My brother was an intellectual, but give him technology and oy! :)

Mon, February 3rd, 2020 2:05pm


It must have been a real shock, Bobi, to come across it like that. So very sad, but still beautifully put.

Mon, February 3rd, 2020 8:48pm


Thanks, Hully! It wasn't a shock at all - I put that phone in my nightstand after my brother died almost 5 years ago. I took it out the other day just because I felt like it. I wasn't even sure if any of the multitudes of chargers hanging around here would fit, but I found one that did! It was fun and sad to go scroll through it.

Mon, February 3rd, 2020 2:09pm

Sharief Hendricks

This is so beautiful even with the realistic sad undertone Bobi!

Technology has changed our lives forever, and hopefully for the its an easy way to keep our loved ones close and instant, the one's with us and those that have passed on...

Beautiful Bobi !

Mon, August 17th, 2020 9:04am


Thank you, Sharief. I tend to agree about technology - unfortunately, it is also so easy to use it for devious purposes. Nevertheless, I hang on, as I suppose most of us do!

Wed, September 30th, 2020 7:51am

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