"Thom the World poet is an old mate of mine from way back in my history. Even pre-dating Voiceprint, when I was running "Otter Songs" and Tom's poetry tapes and guest appearances with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth, Mother Gong are well known and highly regarded. It just felt right to include a daily poem from Thom on our Gonzo blog and when I approached him to do so, he replied with in seconds!!! Thom is a great talent and just wants to spread poetry, light and positive energy across the globe. If we at Gonzo can help him do that - why not? why not indeed!!" (The wondrous poetpic is by Jack McCabe, who I hope forgives me for scribbling all over it with Photoshop)
Beginning addicts feel euphoria
First hit for eyes a contact high
"Excuse me,while i kiss my text!"
Next,social /environment cocoon grows
An inability to look up -or to stop
or engage with human beings for sustained moments
Text displaces us/our purpose
reinforced via dopamine and oxytocin brains
Addiction sets in.Multiple texts without meaning
a flow of symbols,acronyms,LOL,smiley faces
No content-just continuous "communication"
Withdrawn,silent,with only digital stimulation
It 's no THUMBS UP-more handheld device over existence