Old Fashioned

Old Fashioned

I told him I’d rather read the news than stream an endless video.
I’d rather see it in person than have technology in the way.
He said, “Oh, that’s so 20th century.” I laughed at his truth.
Things are changing so rapidly. There are no more telephone booths.
Once private conversations are now grocery store ambiance.
You can remain friends far beyond the limits of time and space.
Everyone has their own audience, but you can’t tell who is listening.
A person’s life has become our entertainment these days.
There’s something to be said for being old fashioned.
For remaining in the real world and not trapped by your phone.
Sometimes too much information can make your head spin.
You might find yourself worried and ignore what’s in front of you again.
So I’ll stick to my dusty scraps of paper,
because sometimes, old fashioned is far easier.

D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang
D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of five full length poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She also released her debut spoken word album entitled Happy Accidents.
Lang won Best of Show in Poetry in 2015, and Reserve Best of Show in 2016 at the Solano County Fair. Lang performs at poetry open mics around the Bay Area, including regularly at the Hub as a part of Poetry by the Bay, and was also a featured act at the inaugural Vallejo Man March.

Author: D.L. Lang

D.L. Lang of Vallejo, CA is the author of five full length poetry collections, including 2016's Poet Loiterer which Kirkus Reviews described as containing "Free-spirited ideals couched in fairly infectious rhymes." She also released her debut spoken word album entitled Happy Accidents. Lang won Best of Show in Poetry in 2015, and Reserve Best of Show in 2016 at the Solano County Fair. Lang performs at poetry open mics around the Bay Area, including regularly at the Hub as a part of Poetry by the Bay, and was also a featured act at the inaugural Vallejo Man March.