For one week I will live, technology free,
and try to discover, the inner me.
No Facebook, No WhatsApp and No mobile phone,
Just me and myself, curled up in my home.
X box 1 and Playstation 4,
my gaming addiction, I will ignore.
I’ll sit in peace, read a book or three,
Internet down and no Cable TV.
PC and Ipad, will be put away,
so I can hear, the words that I say.
I need to relearn, how to make conversation,
be able to speak, without hesitation.
Internet shopping, from my armchair at home,
meant I could buy things, completely alone.
With Internet off, I must brave the stores,
face the harsh crowd, behind the doors.
I can picture it now, the busy, loud aisles,
Shop workers talking, through glued on smiles.
I wish I could go, straight in and straight out,
but they change all the shelves, and move things about.
When anxiety starts, so does the sweat,
security guards, then think I’m a threat.
They’ll follow me round, like I’m about to steal,
which only worsens, the way that I feel.
My only option, abandon trolley and run,
I need technology, real life’s no fun.